Thursday, March 14, 2019, 6:50 p.m.
A host of issues are keeping OPPD employees busy.
Semi hit three-phase junction pole, remaining outage to be restored by 2:30 a.m.
Earlier this afternoon, a semi truck hit a three-phase junction pole, causing a power outage to about 813 customers. The impacted area was from Kelby Road to I-680 and Calhoun Road to north 52nd Street. OPPD crews have been able to restore about three-fourths of the outage. The work to get the remaining 190 customers back online will take longer, and the estimated restoration time is Friday at 2:30 a.m.
Flood warning, winds may cause scattered outages
Winds are picking up around the OPPD service territory and Gov. Pete Ricketts issued an Emergency Declaration Thursday morning in light of what could be historic flooding for the eastern part of the state. Nebraska is experiencing widespread severe weather with blizzards in the Panhandle and heavy rains and flooding elsewhere.
The National Weather Service in Valley reported wind gusts up to 46 mph in Omaha. OPPD crews remain ready to deal with scattered outages, and other employees are monitoring flooding along waterways with OPPD facilities and equipment.
The OPPD service territory remains in a flood watch. Flooding could persist through the weekend for many streams and into next week for the Missouri River.
If you lose your power, please contact OPPD either online or by calling 800-554-6773. travel in some areas may be restrictive due to flooding. Check our outage map for areas impacted by power outages. The map refreshes every 15 minutes.
As always, stay away from downed power lines and report them to 911 or OPPD at 800-554-6773.