Storms cause damage, power outages in Goddard

GODDARD, Kan. (KSNW) – Tuesday night’s storm packed a punch, causing damage and leaving thousands in south central Kansas without power.

As of 11 p.m., there were 125 outages in the Wichita area, affecting 1,890 customers.

Several areas also saw a fair share of damage from the heavy rains and high winds.

Goddard had several main roads that were totally blocked off because of fallen trees in the roadway.

Goddard police, city crews, and even residents spent about an hour trying to remove trees and debris near 2nd and Walnut Street, in Goddard’s Old Town area.

Justin Constantino, the assistant to the Goddard City Adminstrator, says that area was the hardest hit area.

Constantino says he expects crews to be out clearing streets for the next couple of hours.

“We’ll probably be out for at least another couple of hours, the goal is to get the streets clear, get everything off the main travel streets, pushed off to the side,” said Constantino.

About 120 homes in Goddard are still without power.

Westar crews are out working to restore power to these homes.

Westar estimates they could have power restored no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday.