Wind today, followed by bitter cold

7:25 a.m., Monday, Jan. 28 – Outage numbers are fluctuating this morning as the wind continues to blow.

Reports started coming in to OPPD around 4:30 a.m., with a couple hundred scattered outages. By about 5 a.m., that number was over 1,000. Currently, outages are down to 153.

We expect numbers to climb as the wind continues and customers wake up to learn they are without power. Please be sure to report outages online or by calling 1-800-554-OPPD so that we are aware of the trouble in your area.

OPPD will continue responding to restore power as quickly and as safely as possible.

Should you encounter downed wires, remember to always treat them as LIVE and HIGH-VOLTAGE. Stay far back, and call  911 or OPPD right away to report the hazard.

5 a.m., Monday, Jan. 28 – Gusty conditions are leading to scattered power outages this morning. OPPD is responding.

We will post more information and restoration updates here as those details are available. Meantime, we remind customers to report outages online or by calling 1-800-554-OPPD.

Our entire service territory is now under a high wind warning until noon. Gusts of up to 60 miles per hour are expected throughout the morning. This brings the potential for downed trees and power lines.

Remember to always treat downed wires as LIVE and HIGH-VOLTAGE. Stay far back, and call  911 or OPPD right away to report the hazard.

8 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 27 –  Most of our service territory is under a wind advisory, with a wind warning to the north. According to the National Weather  Service, winds are expected to blow between  25 to 45 miles an hour late tonight through Monday morning. Gusts could reach 50.to 60 miles an hour, bringing the potential to knock down trees and power lines.

Read these tips for tips on how to prepare for the possibility of a power outage. If you lose power, please be sure to report it online or by calling 1-800-554-OPPD.

Should you encounter downed wires, always treat them as LIVE and HIGH-VOLTAGE. Stay far back (at least 20-feet) and call OPPD or 911 to report the hazard.

Monday’s wind will give way to bitter cold temperatures this week. OPPD will continue to keep a close eye on weather conditions, and our crews will be ready to respond in the event of service disruptions.

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), who keep her and her husband, Dave, hopping. Busy and blessed.