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Power restored for about 6,700 Lee's Summit customers after outage

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Power has been restored to the almost 6,700 Lee's Summit residents who lost it in an outage.

Kansas City Power and Light Company is still trying to figure out what caused the outage.

It was reported about 11:10 a.m. and power was restored an hour later.

The outage had a daycare at Lee's Summit United Methodist Church scrambling to get 57 kids ready for their parents to pick up.

The state requires daycares to call parents when there's no power because of concerns over keeping food and bottles cool. On a day like Friday there were concerns over keeping the kids, food and bottles all cool enough inside the building.

The church volunteers were also in the middle of preparing meals for 260 kids in Lees Summit who may not have a meal without them.

"They were right in the middle of those preparations when the lights went out. Everyone sprung into action and thank God for flashlight apps on phones, we were able to feed the children," said Robin Dawson of Olive Tree Daycare.

KCP&L still has no idea about the cause.

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