INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) -- Rolling power outages will appear throughout the region, with at least 2,000 customers impacted at a time for 20-30 minutes. This request comes by the Southwest Power Pool due to high demand.

"We do not yet know how long these rolling outages will be needed. Please plan accordingly," the city of Independence said Monday in a tweet.

This comes hours after Independence joined a growing number of governments and utility companies asking people to conserve gas and energy to curb the emergency freezing cold temperatures.

Companies such as Spire Gas, Atmos Energy and Evergy are among those asking customers to cut down on energy consumption be turning thermostats down a few degrees, skipping laundry and performing other household measures. 

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