More storms on the way

12:30 p.m., June 11, 2018

After a busy weekend for power outages, this morning brought another storm burst. Problems tied to heavy rain and lightning led to reports of a few hundred customers without power.  But the bigger threat could come late this afternoon into the evening.

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At right, OPPD’s contracted tree trimmers continued work today to clear tree branches a safe distance from power lines. This photo was taken late morning near 42nd & Sorenson Parkway.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), severe storms are likely along a cold front moving southeast across our area this afternoon and evening. Damaging wind, large hail, and isolated tornadoes are possible today. Locally heavy rainfall is also possible. As the NWS map, below, highlights, our service territory is at “enhanced risk” category.

This weather brings the possibility of power outages, once again. We advise our customers take steps to prepare, in case they are impacted. It’s always a good idea to have a disaster kit on-hand, as well.

We also want to remind our customers to report outages online or by calling 1-800-554-OPPD. Please view our map for the most up-to-date number and location of outages throughout our service territory.

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Jodi Baker

About Jodi Baker

Jodi Baker writes stories and shoots videos for The Wire. Jodi was a television news reporter before she came to work for OPPD as a media specialist in 2013. She's married with two children (a boy and a girl) and an allergy-ridden little Cairn Terrier.