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Emporia High, neighboring businesses lose power Tuesday evening Evergy screenshot

Emporia High School and several businesses in northwest Emporia lost power for almost two hours Tuesday night.


Power went out around 7:45 pm along West 18th between Graphic Arts and Industrial Road. Evergy spokesperson Kaley Bohlen says a raccoon got into equipment just east of Emporia High.

Over 40 businesses were impacted along with the high school. Power was fully restored by 10 pm, with most customers seeing their power return by 9:30 pm.

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