Circuit outage in northwest Omaha

12:45 p.m., Aug. 21, 2018

Power is fully restored in northwest Omaha, following an outage caused by a bad underground cable.

We have a cable splicing crew on-site to make further repairs, which are not expected to impact customers.

11:35 a.m., Aug. 21, 2018 *UPDATED at 11:45 a.m.

The cause of the northwest Omaha outage was identified as a bad underground cable. Our crews have managed to restore power to about 90 percent of those impacted. They are continuing to make repairs to bring all back online.

*As of 11:43 a.m., 93 customers were still without power between the boundaries of Sprague St. (north) to Bedford Ave. (south), from N. 90th St. (east) to N. 93rd St. (west). OPPD troubleshooters will be doing some switching work to try and restore these customers. They hope to have this completed within the next hour.

10:15 a.m., Aug. 21, 2018

OPPD troubleshooters are responding to a circuit outage that’s impacting 2,323 customers in northwest Omaha.

The boundaries are Military Rd. (north) to West Maple Rd. (south), from 78th St. (east) to 96th St. (west).

We do not yet know the cause of this outage, which began at 10:04 a.m., but we will post more information as it becomes available.


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.