Newton Kansan

The first snow storm of the year has brought with it something even more unwelcome — power outages.

At 3:16 p.m. Westar Energy reported 2,240 customers without power within Harvey County.

Power outages are reported in the northeastern portion of Newton, western Newton and also about a mile west of the city.

According to, power should be restored between 6 and 6:30 p.m.