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Osage County wakes up to power outages, digs out of winter snowstorm

Osage County is digging out from under a winter storm Tuesday morning, with the National Weather Service at Topeka reporting 6 to 12 inches of snowfall across the area. More than 3,000 customers were reported without electrical power in Osage County as they woke up this morning. As of 10 a.m. Freestate Electrical Cooperative reported 229 customers remained without power in Osage County and Evergy reported 557 customers.

NWS issued a winter storm warning yesterday, which covered all of central, north central and northeast Kansas, advising snow and blowing snow expected. Overnight snowfall ranged from six to 12 inches across Osage County, with heavy amounts reported in the Lyndon area. NWS forecasts additional snow  accumulations of one to two inches today, with winds gusting as high as 45 mph. The storm warning is set to expire at 12 p.m.

Evergy reported to its customers Tuesday morning, “Evergy is experiencing a large number of outages due to the winter storm. High winds in excess of 50 mph have been the primary cause of power outages overnight and early Tuesday morning. Crews have restored power to more than 36,000 customers since the beginning of the storm.” Evergy’s outage map showed 1,359 active outages with 42,126 customers affected across its coverage area at 10 a.m.

Closures

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office announced earlier today that Osage County offices and courthouse will be closed today due to inclement weather. The sheriff’s office also reported all roadways continue to be in poor condition, and advised those who must travel to use extreme caution. In case of an emergency call 911.

Along with the courthouse closure, Osage County District Court has announced it is also closed.

Report local closures below in the comments section or email news@osagecountyonline.com.

More snow predicted

NWS advises that more snow and blowing snow are expected today, with additional snow accumulations of one to two inches and winds gusting as high as 45 mph. Travel could continue to be difficult with patchy snow significantly reducing visibility, along with drifting snow. There are additional chances for snow Thursday into Friday, and bitterly cold temperatures are forecast by Friday.

Check the local forecast here, courtesy of Worldwide Steel Buildings: http://www.osagecountyonline.com/weather-for-osage-county-kan

One Response to Osage County wakes up to power outages, digs out of winter snowstorm

  1. OsageWayne says:

    Cancelled: January Osage County Interagency meeting that was scheduled for Thursday. The next meeting will be 12 p.m. Thursday, February 8, 2024, in the meeting room of the Frontier Extension District office, 128 W. 15th St., Lyndon.

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