A rodent is to blame after thousands of people were left in the dark after a major power in the Northland Thursday morning.
According to KCP&L, about 7,000 people were reported without power about 8:45 a.m.
Officials said a rodent got into a transformer casing the outage. The power was restored about 10:30 a.m.
The outage affected several schools in the Liberty School District. The schools affected included Franklin Elementary, Lillian Schumacher Elementary, Manor Hill Elementary, Ridgeview Elementary, Liberty Junior High, Liberty High School, and Liberty Academy.
The district said the students in buildings affected by the outage were in safe locations and learning continued during the outage.
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