After overnight effort, OPPD crews continue restoring holiday outages this morning

July 5, 7:30 a.m.

Currently just under 300 customers remain without power after having lost their electric service during last night’s storms. These numbers may go up as people wake up and report new outages.

Extra OPPD crews worked through the night. The regular day crews are reporting in to the service centers and they will be of great help.

In addition to the crews that worked last night, other employees reported to duty, as well, on the holiday to help with support efforts.

Continue to watch our outage map for updates.

5:30 a.m.

Currently, 495 customers remain without power following an overnight effort that has been hampered by additional rains and substantial tree damage that required tree trimming.

Last night after 10 p.m., 10 circuits locked out and 6,900 customers were impacted. By 1 a.m., all circuit lockouts had been restored, leaving about 1,040 customers.

Extra crews were called in to help in the metro and rural areas. They continue their efforts to complete the work, which now includes customers in Douglas and Sarpy counties, as quickly and safely as possible.

Continue to watch our outage map for updates.

July 4, 11:45 p.m.

OPPD called in additional crews to help restore power following the sudden storms that rolled through shortly before 10 p.m. The number of impacted customers is down to 3,400, with about 2,700 in Douglas County, 614 in Cass County,  78 Sarpy County and a few in neighboring counties.

OUTAGE-AD-7Our crews will work as quickly and safely as possible to restore service to the remaining customers. In some areas, tree damage will need to be cleared before work can be done on the power lines. In addition, high winds overnight may drum up additional issues for them to deal with or cause new outages.

Continue to watch our outage map for updates. If new outages occur, please report them to OPPD online or by calling 1-800-554-6773 because the more information we have, the better we can plan restoration efforts.

10  p.m., updated at 10:30 p.m.

A thunderstorm with strong winds is passing through tonight and power outages have popped up across Douglas and Cass counties, with more than 6,900 customers currently impacted.

OPPD has 10 locked out circuits. Additional crews have been called in to help with the restoration.

There are many reasons that power outages occur, but weather and trees are among the more common causes this time of year. That is likely what’s happening this evening.

The rain is expected to fade within a few hours, but wind gusts of up to 40 mph are possible until 6 a.m. Thursday, July 5, according to weather forecasts.

Please report your outage to OPPD online or by calling 1-800-554-6773 because the more information we have, the better we can plan restoration efforts.

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

We will update you as we learn more information.

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