Several thousand people in the Dodge City area are still without power this morning after an ice storm coated the region during the weekend. The Victory Electric Cooperative in Dodge City is reporting nearly 3,000 homes were still without power early this morning. Crews are working to restore all power but officials at Victory Electric say it could take several days. Jerri Imgarten, of Victory Electric, says as the ice melts and drops off of the power lines, it can cause the lines to short circui
Most of the power outages are in the Dodge City area and scattered locations around Ford and Gray counties. A shelter was opened yesterday at the Dodge City Community College for people without power or heat. Other utilities reported scattered outages parts of in western and south-central Kansas. Other utilities are reporting scattered outages in western Kansas. The Manhattan, Lawrence and Topeka areas were mostly spared from the worst of the ice storm. Meteorologist Dan Holiday explains.
Holiday says Hays, Emporia, Garnett and several locations in southeast Kansas did get hit with a thin layer of ice.