UPDATE 7:45 a.m.: As of early Saturday morning, no outages were shown in our area, either on the Evergy map or the DS&O map.
UPDATE 8:30 p.m. Friday: The Evergy outage map is no longer showing outages within the Salina city limits.
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By LESLIE EIKLEBERRY
As the wind continues to howl, a number of people in our area are without electricity Friday evening.
At 6:53 p.m., the Salina Regional Airport reported blowing dust and winds at 30 mph with gusts of 43 mph.
According to the Evergy outage map, 1,179 customers in Saline County were without electricity as of 7:30 p.m. Friday, including 692 in Salina.
The other Evergy customers in Saline County are in the southern and southeastern parts of the county.
The outage delayed Southeast of Saline basketball against Hesston, as one of the outages stretches along Kansas Highway 4 from Gypsum Valley Road west to between S. Woodward Road and S. Simpson Road, affecting 62 customers. Both the girls and the boys games have been moved to Kansas Wesleyan University, according to KINA game announcer Devin Hanney.
Another outage, from K-4 at Gypsum south to Roxbury in McPherson County is affecting 323 customers.
A third outage, from just northeast of Gypsum to just northwest of the N. Donmyer Road/E. Stimmel Road intersection is affecting 102 customers.
Customers of DS&O Electric Cooperative also are reporting outages with a total of 297 customers affected in Dickinson, Marion, McPherson, Ottawa, and Saline counties as of 7:42 p.m., according to the DS&O outage map.