Power out on campus, rolling blackouts continue in Manhattan area

The Kansas State Manhattan campus lost power around 9:30 a.m. this morning. The high in Manhattan today is 10 degrees with a low of two. (Kaylie McLaughlin | Collegian Media Group)

As of 9:30 a.m., power is out on the Manhattan campus. Kansas State estimates the power will turn back on around 11:30.

Evergy plans power outages around the Manhattan area. The company resumed 30 to 90 minute controlled outages to “avoid larger uncontrolled and extended power outages throughout the region.” The Southwest Power Pool is strained as frigid temperatures grip the midwest part of the country.

In Manhattan, the high is forecasted at 10 degrees with a windchill near -17 degrees. The low is 4 degrees.

University personnel and students should put personal safety first, a K-State Police release reads. The university makes campus closure decisions based on road conditions, public safety and the ability for faculty, staff and students to make it to campus.

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