At this time, crews still have more than 200 scattered outages they are working to restore. Many are related to downed tree limbs and debris, which were weakened during the June 16 storm. They will keep working hard until all customers are back online.
8:07 a.m. - Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Power was restored to the 2,305 customers in an area bound by Kansas Ave. and Sprague, from 30th to 49th streets at 8:07 a.m. The cause was large tree limbs in the 3-phase service, which the OPPD responder was able to trim.
As we noted last hour, through the end of the week, we expect more of the same -- rains storms passing through southeast Nebraska, causing scattered power outages. As of 8:15 a.m., there are numerous outages peppering 10 counties. OPPD crews are working on restoration.
Please be sure and report outages online or by calling 1-800-554-6773, and view our outage map. for the latest number and location of outages throughout our service territory.
7:20 a.m. - Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Through the end of the week, we expect more of the same -- rains storms passing through southeast Nebraska, causing scattered power outages. As of 7:15, there are numerous outages peppering 11 counties.
At 7:14 a.m., a circuit locked out impacting 2,305 customers in an area bound by Kansas Ave. and Sprague, from 30th to 49th streets. We do not have a cause at this time, but we have someone en route to determine the cause. Some traffic lights within that area are not working, so please use caution in these areas.
5:30 a.m. - Wednesday, June 28, 2017
At this time, we have more than 1,200 customers without power after overnight storms blew through our area. We expect this number to fluctuate as customers wake up to learn they are without power. OPPD is responding and will work to restore power as quickly and as safely as possible
Please be sure and report outages online or by calling 1-800-554-6773, and view our outage map for the latest number and locations of outages throughout our service territory.
We are seeing scattered storm-related outages throughout several counties, mainly Douglas and Saunders at this time. For the most current information, please see our outage map. OPPD will respond as weather conditions allow.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
We are looking at the possibility of more storms beginning in the early morning hours Wednesday and continuing Thursday. And they have the potential to be severe, bringing strong wind gusts and hail, and possibly power outages.
Even if winds are not exceptionally strong, they may be enough to knock down trees or branches weakened by the June 16 storm. This could cause more electric service disruptions. OPPD crews are watching weather conditions closely, and they are ready to respond to outages.
Click here for easy steps customers can take in advance of a storm to prepare their home and property for the possibility of power outages.
It's crucial that customers report outages either online or by calling 1-800-554-6773. We do not automatically know when outages occur. We rely on our customers to make us aware when they lose power in order to make repairs and bring the lights back on.
In addition, we want to remind our customers who encounter downed power lines to always assume they are live and high-voltage. Stay far back and report the hazard to OPPD at 1-800-554-6773, or call 911. We have more safety tips here.
For a current picture of outages within our service territory at any given time, please view our outage map. We will post additional information here as conditions may warrant.
Dozens of crews fanned out across the OPPD service territory following a fast-moving storm that left 76,000 customers without power at one time. Tireless work has helped OPPD reduce outage numbers considerably.