Overnight storms leave scattered outages affecting 1,500 customers

7:45 a.m.

OPPD crews have been busy this Memorial Day morning restoring outages that resulted from overnight thunderstorms that moved through the area. Outage numbers are now down to 230 from a high of 1,600 earlier in the morning.

Monday, May 27, 2019 6 a.m.

Thunderstorms that moved through the area overnight have resulted in scattered outages across the OPPD service territory. At this time, 1,574 customers are without power. The majority of outages are in Washington, Douglas and Cass counties. This number could rise as people begin their Memorial Day holiday.

OPPD crews are assessing the outages and will work to safely restore them as quickly as possible. When thunderstorms occur, lightning and falling tree branches can sometimes impact electrical equipment and cause outages.

Forecasters are calling for continued threat of severe weather for the next couple days, with the most severe possibly occurring on Tuesday. Keep and eye on the sky when planning outdoor activities.

If you experience an outage, report it online, via the OPPD Connect mobile app or by phone at 1-800-554-6773.

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Laura King-Homan

About Laura King-Homan

Laura King-Homan is a contributor to the Storm & Outage Center and a communications specialist at OPPD. She has nearly 20 years of print journalism and design experience, which lets her tell the stories of OPPD and its employees both graphically and through her writing.