By LESLIE EIKLEBERRY
The weather is thought to be the culprit of a power outage that darkened much of the downtown Salina area this afternoon.
According to an Evergy spokesperson, approximately 1,200 customers were without power at 1:45 p.m. Thursday. By 2:30 p.m., power had been restored to all but 165 customers. Those customers were to remain without power until an Evergy crew could replace a broken power pole in the N. 13th Street-W. Elm Street area, the spokesperson noted.
Weather was believed to be the cause of outage, the spokesperson said.
At the time of the outage, winds were gusting at or above 40 mph, according to information from the National Weather Service.