- Associated Press - Monday, July 24, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - More than 24,000 people in the Kansas City metro area remain without power after weekend storms brought down trees and power lines.

Kansas City Power & Light reported more than 18,000 customers were without power Monday afternoon. More than 1,200 Independence Power & Light customers were without power and the Kansas City Board of Public Utilities, which covers the Kansas City, Kansas, area, reported fewer than 5,000 outages by Monday afternoon.

That number is down considerably from the nearly 100,000 people across the metro area without electricity Sunday morning after storms that carried 70 mph winds and excessive lightning hit the area Saturday night.

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