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Storms in Kansas City area knock out power to thousands

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Thousands of people in the Kansas City area found themselves without power following strong overnight storms that knocked down trees and power lines.

The Kansas City Star reports that Kansas City Power & Light reported 80,000 customers without power at 8 a.m. Saturday. By 10 a.m., 50,000 customers were still without power. The utility said it expected some outages to "last all day."

Most of outages were reported in Kansas City, Lee's Summit, Grandview, Liberty and Blue Springs. On the Kansas side of the Missouri River, outages covered Kansas City, Overland Park and Olathe.

Strong storms before dawn Saturday brought strong winds that not only knocked down trees and power lines, but some power poles, too, causing traffic delays.

Information from: The Kansas City Star,

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