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▼Closings & Cancellations
June 27, 2022
The Duke Johnson Memorial Swimming Pool is closed today for maintenance.
June 26, 2022
The Duke Johnson Memorial Swimming Pool will be closed for the remainder of the day due to low attendance.
June 24, 2022 10:08 AM
The City of Russell Public Transportation bus will not be in service today. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
May 25, 2022 8:24 AM
City offices will be closed Monday, May 30, 2022, in observance of Memorial Day.
Sanitation routes usually serviced on Monday will be serviced on Tuesday. Please make sure your poly-carts are out by 8 a.m., considering that the sanitation trucks have no...
June 23, 2022 5:07 PM
The NWS issues a tornado warning. Russell is in the impact area. This is a NWS issued warning. A tornado has not been confirmed by a trained storm spotter. Please take tornado precautions.
June 23, 2022 5:41 PM
The storm cell that prompted the tornado warning has passed the city of Russell. Even though the storm cell has passed please stay aware of weather conditions through your weather radio, KRSL Radio or other media.
The current threat is flash flooding. The NWS has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Russell County until 9:30 pm.
June 23, 2022 3:38 PM
The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Russell County, including the city of Russell until 4:30 pm. Hazards with this storm include 70 mph winds and hail.
Potential impacts are tree damage and wind damage to roofs...
June 23, 2022 4:31 PM
The National Weather Service has issued another Severe Thunderstorm warning for a storm located over the City of Russell. Wind gusts of 60 mph, hail, continuous cloud to ground lighting and torrential rain are occurring. Please take precautions and do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadway. If you can stay indoors, please do so as 60 mph winds can bring down tree branches and cause flying debris.
June 17, 2022 9:43 PM
Emergency crews are asking the public to please avoid the area of Wichita Avenue and Windsor due to a gas leak. Thank you.
June 17, 2022 10:37 PM
Due to the accident earlier this evening, some Kansas Gas customers may experience an outage. Kansas Gas Service is aware of the outage and is working to make repairs.
June 5, 2022 7:44 PM
The heavy rains with this storm are causing flooding in some areas. Lincoln Street from 14th to 17th and 9th Street between Main and Maple is covered in water. Remember, the less grass blown into the gutter the better the storm drains work.
June 5, 2022 8:05 PM
11th Street and State Street are open again. 9th Street between Maple and Lincoln remains closed and will stay closed until tomorrow. Thank you and please remember don't try to cross flooded roads, even if it doesn't look too deep.
June 15, 2022 5:30 PM
To reduce mosquito populations, City crews will begin mosquito fogging this week. The city typically does spraying in the evenings. Fogging will continue, as needed and weather permits, over the coming weeks.
City crews would also like to remind the...
June 9, 2022 1:36 PM
The severe weather threat has increased for this evening, 6/9/22. Primary threats may include large hail, wind in excess of 70 mph, and heavy rain/localized flooding. Timing of thunderstorms is forecasted for after 8pm. Please be weather aware.
May 5, 2022 12:09 PM
Continuing the City’s multi-year capital improvement plan, the City applied for and received a $248,000 Transportation Alternatives grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation to continue the S. Fossil sidewalk project. The project continues the...
▼Utility Outage Notice
June 27, 2022 11:30 AM
The City has been disconnected from the electric grid. In response, City employees are working to start power generation at our City Power Plant. We are expecting the outage to last approximately 20 minutes.
June 27, 2022 2:57 PM
The city was operating the turbine and downtown power plant at 9 am today to generate the city's power so Sunflower Electric could work on their equipment. Sunflower Electric is the transmission operator where the city connects to the electric grid, and Sunflower's work required the city to disconnect from the grid.
At 11:24 am, an issue with one of the downtown generators caused a significant load on the turbines, resulting in all protective relays to dump generation and city circuits and the power outage. Electric production crews quickly worked to restart the turbine plant to restore power. Circuits came back on beginning at 11:58 am, with all circuits back on by 12:20 pm.
Sunflower completed their work, and the city reconnected to the grid at 2:46 pm and began taking internal generation offline. Thank you to our customers for their patience and understanding as crews worked to restore power safely.
June 11, 2022 7:17 PM
A portion of the East Residential circuit, between 4th St. and 7th St, is experiencing an outage. Crews are working to determine the cause and restore power safely.
June 11, 2022 7:33 PM
Power has been restored. Thank you all for your patience as our crews worked as quickly and as safely as they could to restore power.
June 5, 2022 7:42 PM
The storm that just passed through caused a fuse to blow that is impacting seven customers along I-70 road. Crews are enroute.
June 5, 2022 8:51 PM
For lineman safety the lines along I-70 Road from VanHouten to 186th (Rest Area) are being denergized while repairs are made. Customers along this area will remain without power for approximately 45 more minutes. Thank you for your patience as crews work as safely as possible to make repairs.