Weather and Energy News

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Life & death decisions with downed power lines

An OPPD troubleshooter recently responded to a downed power line scene in which some witnesses unknowingly put themselves at serious risk. Would you know what to do if you came across situation?

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Weather service trying new winter forecast method

The National Weather Service office in Valley will use forecasts with a level of confidence and range of possibilities for snow.

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Prepare for winter driving with this checklist

Include these items in your car’s emergency kit as you head out on the roads this winter. With this kit in your vehicle, you’ll be prepared for winter’s driving surprises.

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You can still save on energy costs in winter months

By taking some simple steps around the house, you can maximize your energy savings even as the cold wind and snow blows outside.

OPPD troubleshooter Bruce Hamel trudged through knee-deep snow to restore power to customers during a Christmas 2009 storm.

Remember these electrical safety tips in winter months

When a winter storm causes power outages, our crews head out into the harsh elements. While they aim to restore power as quickly as possible, their top priority is working safely.

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Tree trimmers keep trees healthy and system reliable

Tree contractors had the chance to practice their trade at OPPD’s Arboretum, debunking the idea that proper cuts ruin trees.

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5 steps to restoring your power

When the lights go out, OPPD crews work hard to reconnect downed power lines. But homeowners are required to hire private electricians to repair any damage to your home. Here’s how to sort it all out.

County Affected Customers

Douglas
1
Sarpy
0
Washington
0
Saunders
0
Cass
0
Dodge
0
Nemaha
0
Johnson
0
Richardson
0
Otoe
0
Colfax
0
Pawnee
0
Burt
0
Pottawattamie
0

Total 1

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