Restoration work continues today following last night’s storms

4:15 p.m., June 10, 2020

At this time, we have fewer than 100 customers who remain without power due to additional wind gusts today. The wind continues to cause issues for our crews in the field. So, repairs will take some time. We are holding crews over late today in order to continue work and bring all customers back online as quickly and safely as possible.

Winds are expected to taper off after 7 p.m., which will help our work greatly. We appreciate our customers’ patience throughout this weather event. We know it hasn’t been easy for those who have been without power. Our crews are here for you, and they won’t stop until power is restored to all.

11 a.m., June 10, 2020

As winds continue today, we’ve seen some more outages in our service territory.  Currently, 538 customers are without power within Dodge, Washington, Douglas, Sarpy, and Cass Counties. Our crews continue to work to restore power as quickly and as safely as possible.

8 a.m., June 10, 2020

After a long night, our crews continue restoration work on scattered power outages this morning. Nearly 150 customers remain without power, down from more than 8,300 last night at 10:30 p.m.

A combination of strong winds and lightning created issues throughout our service territory. Our troubleshooters and line techs encountered tree damage, and some downed power lines.  All circuits were restored overnight, leaving some more time-intensive house-to-house work this morning.

Most of the remaining issues are in Douglas County and Sarpy County. Our crews will keep at it until all are back online.

4 a.m., June 10, 2020

OPPD crews endured continued rain, lightning and wind gusts as they worked to restore power following Tuesday evening’s storms. At one point, severe weather had knocked out electricity to more than 8,000 customers across nearly 200 incidents. As of 4 a.m., the number of people without power was down to less than 500.

Lightning strikes and tree limbs contacting overhead lines were the primary causes of service interruptions. Customers were quick to report outages – a huge help to crews in the field – through social media, via the OPPD Connect smartphone app, using OPPD’s online reporting tool, or by calling 1-800-554-OPPD (6773).

Work is ongoing, with field teams and support personnel continuing to work into the early morning hours.

12:30 a.m., June 10, 2020

A new power outage has temporarily reversed the downward trend in customers without electricity due to severe storms that passed through the area. 1,902 people are without power in Omaha between West Center Rd. and F Street, in an east/west area between 72nd St. and Paddock Rd. Crews are en route to troubleshoot the cause and initiate repairs.

12:05 a.m., June 10, 2020

With outage numbers steadily decreasing, OPPD crews continue work across the service territory to restore power to customers following a round of late spring severe thunderstorms. The National Weather Service predicts continued, but diminishing, rain and gusty winds throughout the overnight.

Just after midnight, there were around 1,700 customers without power, mostly in Douglas County. Winds brought down tree limbs in some locations, while other areas saw lightning strikes.

Reporting an outage, downed power line or other concern is easy: just dial 1-800-554-OPPD (6773).

11:15 p.m.

Shortly after 11 o’clock, crews restored power for around 2,000 customers in the vicinity of Ashland. The outage was caused by storm-related substation damage.

10:40 p.m.

Progress continues on work to safely restore power across the OPPD service territory after stormy weather moved through the area. More than 1,300 customers in an area between Shirley and C Streets in Omaha, stretching east/west from 120th to 132nd Streets, saw their power restored shortly before 10 p.m. Another 800 came back on when crews repaired an outage that stretched from West Dodge Rd. to County Road G in the south, then east/west from 216th St. to Campanille Rd.

Wind and trees were the identified cause of both outages.

Crews are working across the service territory, and will continue to do so throughout the night. Please avoid downed power lines, then report them immediately to OPPD at 1-800-554-OPPD (6773) or by calling 911.

9:45 p.m.

OPPD crews are working steadily to recover power for more than 8,300 customers after thunderstorms, including gusty wind and heavy rain, moved through eastern Nebraska. The trouble is widespread, with work underway to remove downed tree limbs and repair wire damage. Lightning appears to be waning, which is helping workers in their inspection and restoration efforts.

Reporting power outages greatly helps the recovery process – simply go online here, use the OPPD app, or call 1-800-554-OPPD (6773).

8:55 p.m.

Three more weather-related circuit lockouts have disrupted power for another 2,600 customers.

  • One outage stretches from West Dodge Rd. to County Road G in the south, then east/west from 216th St. to Campanille Rd. Just over 800 are without power in that area.
  • Another new outage is in a north/south area from the Platte River to Mynard Rd., then Beach road on the east and 96th St. on the west. This one has knocked out power to nearly 600 customers.
  • 1,255 are without power between Drexel and Veys Streets, in an area from 32nd to 44th Streets in Omaha

OPPD teams are en route to affected areas, joining crews already working to address previous outages. There are currently no estimated times of restoration.

8:30 p.m.

Weather-related outages continue to expand across eastern Nebraska, with more than 4,300 OPPD customers without power. Crews are fanned out across the service territory in rural and metro areas, working to address a swath of small and large outages. These crews include utility foresters who will work with downed trees and limbs.

7:35 p.m., June 9, 2020

In line with National Weather Service forecasts, severe weather is beginning to impact OPPD’s 13-county service territory. Multiple outages began popping up around 7 p.m., knocking out power to nearly 3,500 customers.

Troubleshooters and substation personnel are investigating outage causes, and will work to provide estimated restoration times.

Current outages:

  • 1,316 customers out in an area between Shirley and C Streets in Omaha, stretching east/west from 120th to 132nd Streets
  • 1,040 out between Furnas and Dale Streets, east/west from Highway 6 to County Rd. 5
  • 381 out from Highway 6 to Mill Rd., then 310 Rd. on the east and State Highway 63 on the west
  • 709 out from County Rd. G to Mynard Rd., then east/west from the Platte River to County Rd. 12

OPPD crews have been tracking forecasts and preparing to respond ahead of this evening’s severe weather, which is predicted to stretch through the overnight period. Customers can help by reporting power outages online here, through the OPPD app, or by calling 1-800-554-OPPD (6773).

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