Overnight storm leaves damage in Kansas and Missouri

Thursday, June 11, 2009 | 11:07 a.m. CDT

KANSAS CITY — A storm that swept through northeast Kansas and northwest Missouri early Thursday left downed trees and power outages in its wake.

The worst damage was being reported in Atchison, Kan., where large trees were down and more than 4,000 people were without power. The National Weather Service also reported that some rail cars and tractor-trailers were blown over by what are believed to have been straight-line winds.

Westar Energy reported about 4,300 homes without power in Atchison on Thursday morning and another 668 in Doniphan County, Kan.

Kansas City Power & Light reported about 370 outages in St. Joseph and Platte City areas.


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