FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: May 3, 2018
CONTACT: Miranda Austerman, Communications Manager
Phone: 816.655.0497, Cell: 816-885-5251
Minor damage to power lines, trees sustained to Blue Springs during May 2 storm
BLUE SPRINGS, MO. – Shortly after 9 p.m. on May 2, the National Weather Service issued a Tornado Warning that included Blue Springs, Grain Valley and most of Eastern Jackson County.
The storm produced high winds and rain that most significantly impacted the area between Interstate 70 and Castle Drive from Woods Chapel Road to NW 15th Street. Most of the damage was sustained to trees and power poles with some minor building damage.
South Outer Road is closed between 19th and 22nd streets until KCP&L can replace broken power poles and lines. Residents are reminded to avoid downed or low hanging power lines and to assume they are energized. If you encounter this hazard, call 911.
Blue Springs Public Works crews have worked through the night to clear streets blocked by fallen trees and branches. If you encounter a fallen branch or tree obstructing the roadway, please call the Public Works Department at 816-228-0195.
Please continue to stay alert during severe weather and have at least two methods of severe weather notification. Remember, outdoor warning sirens are not intended to be heard indoors, so the best method of notification indoors is a NOAA All-Weather Hazard Radio. If weather conditions appear threatening, take shelter.