Wednesday, February 20, 2013

BPU readies for snow-storm

The Board of Public Utilities, like many other organizations are in the metro area, are preparing for Thursday's big snow storm.

If power is lost in your home, you can call a hotline number listed in the following news release:
Local news media outlets and the National Weather Service are forecasting a winter storm that will affect the KC metro area Wednesday evening through Thursday evening.  Heavy snow, sleet, freezing rain and high winds are all predicted.

Our BPU line crews are ready to respond to outages and are prepared for this anticipated storm.

Customers, who experience an electrical outage, are reminded to call the electric outage hotline number directly at 913-573-9522 or online at or via our Facebook page.

BPU’s web site now features a “live” real-time electrical outage map that covers the utility’s entire service area. Customers and news media can now see if an outage has been reported in their area, a summary of affected/restored customers, as well as the number of outage calls reported.

To see this map, click on the “report outage” button on our home page and the outage map is located on the next page.

We will also be sharing information on our social media sites.