Rain does not deter OPPD crews from restoring morning outages

outage map 0820 1115 amOPPD crews have been working this morning through some heavy rainfall to restore power to more than 16,000. At 11:15 a.m., that number is down to 5,466.

Morning storms impacted customers mainly in Douglas County, but some in neighboring Sarpy, Washington, Pottawattamie counties, and elsewhere, were also impacted.

According to the National Weather Service, Omaha Eppley Airfield reported 6.8 inches of rain by 10 a.m.

To learn more about what our crews face when working in inclement weather, see this profile on OPPD’s Bill Wunderlich and his family.

Here are a few photos of OPPD and city of Omaha crews at work this morning.

photos by Jason Kuiper and Joe Comstock