Evergy says 270,000 customers lost power Tuesday during planned outages

Evergy power outages

Evergy says the regional power grid remains under strain and more controlled, intermittent outages could continue in the Kansas City service area through Wednesday morning. Image courtesy Evergy/Twitter.

Evergy says Kansas City-area customers should anticipate a third straight day of intermittent, planned power outages Wednesday as the power grid in the central U.S. remains under strain due to the extreme cold.

In a message to customers Tuesday night, Evergy said Southwest Power Pool, which coordinates power grids over 17 states from the Canadian border to the Texas panhandle, had once again raised its emergency alert level.