:::UPDATE (as of 5:30 a.m.):::
Power has been restored, according to Kansas City Power and Light.
Numerous KMZU listeners have reported a blackout in the town of Hardin.
Some callers have reported seeing a bright blue flash just prior to the power outage.
According to one listener, the Fire Department is attempting to locate the origin of the surge.
The town reportedly lost power around 8:30 p.m.