Before another round of stormy spring weather hit the Kansas City metro late Thursday, some area residents cleaned up from the system that rolled through Eastern Jackson County Wednesday evening.
The largest area of damage happened in Blue Springs, between Interstate 70 and Castle Drive to the south from Woods Chapel Road to Northwest 15th Street, according to the city. Most of the damage was downed trees/limbs and power poles, with some minor building and property damage.
South Outer Road between 19th and 22nd streets was closed for a good portion of Thursday and Kansas City Power & Light crews worked to replace the broken power poles and the downed lines. Winds also damaged some apartment roofs at the Autumn Place complex and buildings at the nearby McCarthy Auto complex.
Blue Springs Public Works Crews worked through the night into Thursday clearing streets blocked by fallen trees and branches.
Residents are able to take tree limbs and branches to the Eastern Jackson County Yard Waste Collection Center, 37910 E. Pink Hill Road, Oak Grove (fees apply).
According to the city, about 2,500 KCP&L customers in Blue Springs were without power at the peak outage. By late Thursday afternoon, the Outer Road poles marked the only outage in Blue Springs, with just small pockets of outages elsewhere throughout the metro area.
Independence Power & Light reported no outages Thursday night.
The National Weather Service confirmed that Wednesday night's system produced brief tornado touchdowns in Belton and Raytown. Both were EF-0 tornadoes – the lowest rating of severity – with some minor damage and no injuries.