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Tuesday, 26 February 2013 09:51
WICHITA — Rural areas in Kansas may have taken the worst of the latest winter blast.
southern and southeastern Kansas, snow collected in high drifts and on
power lines, some of which came down. Westar spokesman Shane Batchelder
said Tuesday that power outages are predominantly in outlying areas
where rural road conditions are worst and hindering the ability to get
to downed lines and frozen equipment.
About 8,400 households are without power in a 20-county area in the eastern third of the state.
This storm brought less snow than last week's blast, but caused more damage because of the wind.
Weather Service meteorologist Vanessa Pearce says Kingman County
received 10.5 inches of new snow with snow-drifted roads. Wichita
received nearly 7 inches.