Weather and Energy News

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The Sacrifice: Getting lights on when the power is out

When the lights go out, so do they. Line workers leave the comforts of their homes and families to deal with blizzards, outages.

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Wind and ice have weighty effect on power lines

See how OPPD prepares for the damaging effects of snow and ice on transmission and distribution lines – and how wind alone can be just as dangerous.

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Life & death decisions with downed power lines

Snow, ice and wind can wreak havoc with power lines. If you encounter downed lines, your response is critical.

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Traffic light outages are joint effort between OPPD, city

Who and how the lights are repaired depends on the circumstances. But in any situation, drivers should treat an intersection with a traffic light outage as a four-way stop.

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What you should know about outage restoration

There are steps customers can to minimize outage impacts if one should occur, including how to report the outage to OPPD.

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Crews navigated treacherous conditions

Crews encountered impassable roads in dangerous conditions during a massive winter storm system on Jan. 22. Ice on lines led to the galloping effect that contributed to outages.

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Winter forecast crystal ball: Part II

Weather forecast experts point to an active last half of winter for our area, including heavy snowfall.

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Prepare for power outages in 10 easy steps

With winter storms, power outages are a distinct possibility. But we can take some simple steps ahead of time, to be better prepared.

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Restoration crews face added challenges in rural areas

Rural crews must cover much more ground in treacherous conditions. But the job also has its perks.

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Sarpy
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Washington
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Saunders
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Cass
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Dodge
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Nemaha
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Johnson
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Richardson
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Pawnee
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Burt
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