Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Who Turned the Lights Out?

Traffic runs smooth when the traffic signals are working, but when they don’t, people sometimes get impatient or forget some of the basic rules of the road.  Today, around 1:50 pm, Overland Park dispatchers started to receive calls about a power outage that caused the power to go out at homes, businesses and traffic signals.

The affected area is from Quivira to Lamar, 135th Street to 143rd Street.  Overland Park officers are responding to some of the major intersections to assist with traffic control.  Please remember to treat all intersections normally controlled by traffic signals as four-way stops until repairs are made.

Kansas City Power and Light has been contacted.  They are in the process of addressing the outage at this time.