KCP&L distributes dry ice to help customers

Bill Grady
July 24, 2017 - 5:22 pm
Dry ice sits in a freezer at the Home Depot in Kansas City, where KCP&L employees handed it out to customers on Monday

While power is being restored, KCP&L wants to help you keep from losing what's in your freezer.  

Three tons of dry ice were being handed out at the Home Depot, at Linwood and Main on Monday afternoon.  The dry ice can keep your food frozen for about 24 hours.  

KMBZ's Bill Grady spoke to one woman who drove in from Merriam, who said she's still waiting for her lights and air conditioning to come back on.

"We went to a relative's last night, so we're just hoping, keeping our fingers crossed that we'll get power today," she said.

Today's shipment of dry ice came in from out of state, more is expected to be distributed on an as needed basis.

Crews are working overtime to get service restored. At the height of the storm, more than 130,000 customers were off the grid.

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