Hospital Hill Apartments, UMKC schools of medicine and dentistry without power for next 24 hours

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) – A power outage from a failed cable altered plans for UMKC’s School of Medicine and School of Dentistry on Thursday in Kansas City.

UMKC stated the two schools, along with the Hospital Hill Apartments, would likely have no power until Friday morning, according to Evergy.

Dental clinics scheduled for Thursday were canceled, and the two schools moved to remote learning and work.

The Health Sciences Building still had power and continued normal operations, UMKC stated.

Evergy’s outage map stated that as of 9 a.m., about 500 people were without power. An Evergy representative told KCTV5 that most customers’ power was expected to be restored by noon.

The power outage originated in an underground part of Evergy’s electrical grid serving the Hospital Hill area. The company attributed the problem to a cable failure likely caused by temperature fluctuations in the extreme heat juxtaposed with the overnight drop in temperatures. About 700 customers initially lost power, according to Evergy.


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