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Utility crews face major clean up following intense storms Thursday
Utility and public works crews have a long day ahead of them.
Power is still out throughout much of the Prairie Village area as KCP&L workers slog through a long outage list across the metro area.
Prairie Village city administrator Quinn Bennion said public works crews from the city worked throughout the night to try to clear streets of fallen branches and power poles.
PVPost.com readers have been sending photos in throughout the morning showing the massive damage done by the storm. We’ve started a photo gallery on our Facebook page, and will continue to update it throughout the day. If you’ve got photos you’d like to share, send them to email@example.com.
UPDATED: Prairie Village police Capt. Tim Schwartzkopf says there were no injuries in the city as a result of the storm, but that public works crews still have a fair amout of work to do to get all of the streets reopened. Public Works is hoping to have every street but 63rd open for traffic by the end of the day. Utility crews are expected to require 63rd Street remain closed into tomorrow.
Fairway sent a message to city residents letting them know Public Works crews would be collecting large limbs from residental properties throughout the city. Residents are asked to place large limbs near the curb so Public Works crews can access them.
KCP&L has designated the Corinth Square Hen House as a dry ice distribution center. Dry ice will be available there from 3-7 p.m. tonight, or until supplies run out.
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