With winter comes windy weather. Winter winds blow around snowflakes and debris, at times, but also can be a culprit for power outages.
Why is wind such a problem?
Winds cause tree branches to sway back and forth, and if they are near power lines, the connection can cause sparks and sometimes result in outages. Power lines also sway with the winds. They are designed to withstand high winds, but the higher the winds, and the longer they blow, the more likely problems may arise.
If you lose your power, please let OPPD know by reporting it online or via a mobile device, or by calling 1-800-554-6773.
Keep track of outages with our power outage map.