The severe weather that rolled through the metro area Saturday evening caused Worlds of Fun amusement park to close earlier than expected.
The park, citing safety concerns, closed about 6 p.m. Access to Halloween Haunt, the park’s haunted attraction, was also restricted.
The announcement came about 30 minutes after thunderstorms rolled across the area, downing trees and power lines.
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Normal closing hours are 1 a.m. on Saturdays.
More than 26,000 people in the metro area were without power shortly before 9 p.m., including about 21,000 customers in Clay County.