Crews working through the night to resolve last outages

Saturday, June 2, 10:30 p.m.

At this time, there are just over 200 customers out, with 160 of these out on one incident where crews are repairing a downed primary line.

Crews will continue to work overnight on the remaining outages, mostly single incidents. It’s been a long day for these crews who have been repairing damage from the powerful morning storms that did a lot of tree damage.

Barring any unforeseen issues, everyone should have their power back by Sunday at 8 a.m.

For updates, check our outage map.

8 p.m.

The tedious effort of making repairs to the individual customers still without power continues. In addition to these calls, crews also have a few stops to complete non-outage work, like removing limbs from service wires.

You can monitor progress on our outage map.

5:30 p.m.

OPPD crews and support personnel have worked since the early-morning hours on restoring power to thousands of customers impacted by outages caused by overnight storms. Now, they are down to just over 155  customers still without power.

The Saunders County outage was restored, so work now is primarily in Douglas County, with a few more in Washington, Sarpy, Dodge, Cass and Otoe counties.

You can monitor progress on our outage map.

3:30 p.m.

Just over 600 customers remain without power this afternoon, and half of those resulted from an new afternoon outage a few miles east of Colon, Neb.

Work continues on the 165 incidents.

As always, OPPD appreciates customers’ understanding that crews are working as quickly and safely as possible for everyone’s sake.

Check our outage map for impacted areas and progress.

2 p.m.

Outage numbers are under 700, thanks to the steady work of OPPD crews who have been working to pick up customers who lost power starting early Saturday morning.

The large outage in Blair has been restored, now work continues on 176 incidents that account for the 698 still without electricity.

Check our outage map for impacted areas and progress.

12:30 p.m.

Today’s sunshine is a welcome sight as OPPD crews work to restore power to 1,615 customers who remain without power on 166 incidents, as of 12:15 p.m.

The Omaha outage that occurred at 10:30 a.m. as a result of a car hitting a power pole has been restored. That  outage affected 1,200 Omaha customers in an area from Grand Ave. to Pratt Street, 46th to 52nd streets.

As for the storm-related work, the largest outage is now in Blair, where multiple OPPD crews are working on several issues. Once that work is done, 715 Blair customers will be back in business.

The remaining outages are largely single-call incidents, and these take time to pick up one by one.

As always, OPPD appreciates customers’ understanding that crews are working as quickly and safely as possible for everyone’s sake.

Check our outage map for impacted areas and progress.

11:30 a.m.

At 10:30 a.m., a circuit locked out, impacting an additional 1,200 Omaha customers in an area from Grand Ave. to Pratt Street, 46th to 52nd streets. OPPD has added this restoration to those remaining from the overnight storms.

In all, just over 2,800 customers remain without power. The number had been down to 1,600 before the latest lockout. Additional crews were called in to help, and work will continue as quickly and safely as possible until all are restored.

9:30 a.m. (update at 9:45)

OPPD called in additional crews this morning to helStorm-ad-1p those who have been working on storm restoration overnight. The storm locked out six distribution circuits at the height of the storm.

Currently, 3,510 customers are without power, and these are on 165 incidents that need to be addressed by the OPPD crews.

As referenced below, there is considerable tree damage and downed wires in the affected areas, with Blair customers accounting for 2,247 of those out. Note: Many of the Blair customers have been restored, so the total out now is at 1,881.

For those of you working in your yard today or who plan to plant trees, check out these tree tips .

Crews continue to work as quickly and safely as possible.

8 a.m.

outage map 8 a.m.Landscaping received a nice watering overnight, thanks to the rainstorm. However, the strong winds also did a fair amount of tree damage, some of which damaged power lines.

Currently, 3,650 customers remain without power, and these customers are scattered across 10 counties.

OPPD crews will continue to work this morning and into the day, if needed, to make all the repairs necessary to get them back online. The work has been slow-going due to the tree and wire damage.

As always, safety is a priority for crews and the public. Please treat all downed power lines as if they are live and high voltage. Stay away from them and immediately report them by calling 911 or OPPD at 1-800-554-6773.

If you must clear tree debris, make sure they are free from power lines or other hazards.

Check our outage map for impacted areas.

Please report  outages online or by calling 1-800-554-6773. Each report gives the utility a better picture of the extent of damage and helps better allocate resources for the restoration effort.

5 a.m.

Currently, 2,441 customers remain without power, having lost it following this morning’s storms that moved through the area. OPPD crews continue to work on restoration as quickly and safely as possible.

The high winds and lightning caused scattered outages in several counties withing OPPS’s 5,000-square-mile service area. At 2:30 a.m., there were 8,650 without power; however, as we restored some customers, other isolated outages popped up as the storm passed though.

Rain may continue into the early morning. If you lose power,  please report it online or call 1-800-554-6773.

Check our outage map for impacted areas.

2:30 a.m.

OPPD will be working to restore scattered power outages that have occurred in several areas following Saturday morning’s thunderstorms. As weather forecasters predicted, we’ve see damaging winds, large hail, heavy rain and lots of thunder with this system.

Currently, about 8, 650 customers have lost power, primarily in Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties.

OPPD asks customers to report outages online or by calling 1-800-554-6773. Each report gives the utility a better picture of the extent of damage and helps better allocate resources for the restoration effort.

Please treat all downed power lines as if they are live and high voltage. Stay away from them and immediately report them by calling 911 or OPPD at 1-800-554-6773.

Check our outage map for impacted areas.

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