Last night many Fort Scott area residents may have found themselves without power between 11:15PM and 2AM. According to Shane Batchelder of Westar Energy, a snake wandered into some equipment and caused a fuse to blow. Batchelder said, “That’s the first time I’ve seen a snake.”
However, he mentioned that he has seen birds and squirrels cause the same sort of issue for the power company. Batchelder said, “It looks like we had a total of about 2,500 customers affected. It looks like everybody should have been restored by about 2AM this morning.” He added that if any customers are still without power, they should call 1-800-LIGHT-KS (1-800-544-4857) to report the outage.