July started off with a bang; Sunday forecast looks bright

Sunday, July 1, 8 a.m.

A second round of storms went through the area at 3 a.m. and OPPD crews are working to restore customers who lost power overnight. Currently, 443 customers are impacted, primarily in Douglas County.

The extra crews called in to help last night continue to complete these assignments.

Sunday’s forecast looks good, so that’s welcome news for us all.

Visit our outage map, which updates every 15 minutes.

Saturday, June 30, 2018, 11 p.m.

OUTAGE-AD-7OPPD crews will continue to respond to outages overnight as a new line of storms moves through.

If you lose your power, please report it to OPPD either online or by calling 1-800-554-6773. The more information we have, the better we can plan restoration efforts.

Visit our outage map, which updates every 15 minutes.

9:30 p.m.

About 1,470 Blair customers lost power at 9:12 p.m., and an OPPD crew is patrolling the area, which runs from Nebraska Street to County Road 39 and County Road P28 to Skyline Drive.

The outage impacting about 1,300 customers from Capehart Street to the Platte River and 96th Street to State Highway 31 was restored at 9:14 p.m., and winds and lightning likely were the cause.

9 p.m.

Currently, 1,624 customers are without power following the storms. These outages account for 36 incidents, and nearly half of these have been assigned to crews.

In addition to extra metro area line crews and troubleshooters, OPPD has crews in Syracuse, Ashland, Humboldt, Louisville and Blair tonight.

Storm-ad-1Rain continues to fall. If you lose your power, please report it to OPPD either online or by calling 1-800-554-6773. The more information we have, the better we can plan restoration efforts.

Visit our outage map, which updates every 15 minutes.

7:30 p.m.

As expected, as thunderstorms roll through the area, power outages have started to occur. Currently Sarpy County has about 1,135 customers without power. This includes an area from Capehart Street to the Platte River and 96th Street to State Highway 31. OPPD crews are patrolling the area to find the cause.

There are a few other some scattered outages in neighboring counties, and that may be the case over the next few hours.

If you lose your power, please report it to OPPD either online or by calling 1-800-554-6773. The more information we have, the better we can plan restoration efforts.

You also can see impacted areas on our outage map, which updates every 15 minutes.

As always, treat all downed lines as live and high voltage. Report them to 911 or call OPPD at 1-800-554-6773.

6:40 p.m.

There might be some free fireworks Saturday night, compliments of a line of thunderstorms expected to pass through parts of southeast Nebraska.

These storms could be accompanied by hail and winds up to 70 mph, and the National OUTAGE-AD-7Weather Service out of Valley, Neb., added that tornadoes are a possibility, as well.

This type of forecast puts OPPD on alert for potential scattered power outages, as weather is a top cause of outages this time of year. At 6 p.m., additional metro crews were called in to stand by.

If you lose your power, please report it to OPPD either online or by calling 1-800-554-6773. The more information we have, the better we can plan restoration efforts.

You also can see impacted areas on our outage map, which updates every 15 minutes.