According to Westar Media Information in Topeka, the outage began just before 8:45am and lasted about 20 minutes, affecting 8,600 customers. An exact cause to what may have caused the breaker to trip had not been determined as of late Thursday morning.
ORIGINAL: A problem with a sub station has knocked out electric power to customers of Westar Energy in Salina.
According to the Company website, more than 1200 hundred customers were without power in Saline County.
We will update this story as more information is released.