Northeast Johnson county spared major power outages so far

Traffic on Mission Road was light following the snowstorm.
Traffic on Mission Road was light following the snowstorm.

High winds following hours of steady snowfall are making for a slog of a morning commute — though with area schools canceled on account of the weather, traffic is relatively light.

Northeast Johnson County has been spared any significant power outages, a growing problem as high winds stress tree limbs weighed down by snow. At 8:30 a.m., KCP&L reported just 45 customers in the 66208 area code and 20 customers in the 66205 area code — less than 1 percent of the customer base in each area. A bit further south, however, outages are more prominent, with more than 600 homes in the 66207 and 66206 area codes without power.

Drive safe out there, NEJCers.