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KPL outage affects C-J Last modified at 1:55 a.m. on Wednesday, October 11, 2000

The Capital-Journal

A power outage Tuesday night affected about 100 KPL customers in downtown Topeka, including The Topeka Capital-Journal.

KPL spokeswoman Cynthia McCarvel said equipment problems caused the one-hour outage that affected a small area from S.E. 6th to S.E. 11th and S.E. Adams to Interstate 70.

"People are working on it, so by morning the problem should be resolved," McCarvel said.

The outage caused the Topeka police and fire departments to check the area.

Topeka police directed traffic at major intersections as some traffic lights were affected by the outage.

Topeka Fire Department Battalion Chief Leland Scott said the department responded to an alarm that went off at the EBA building, 1620 S.E. Madison. A break in the power triggered the auxiliary power at EBA, setting off the alarm, he said.

"We checked it out, but didn't find anything," Scott said. "For some reason, though, the electricity just goes out in that block."

Some Capital-Journal subscribers were expected to receive their newspapers late today because of the outage, which hit about 50 minutes before first-edition deadline. Once electricity was restored at approximately 11:25 p.m., another 45 minutes expired before the newspaper's computer system was functional.


-- Doris (reaper@pacifier.com), October 11, 2000

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