OPPD technicians have restored the last of three large outages, all apparently caused by overnight thunderstorms. There are still a number of customers out in smaller clusters, as well as some individual outages. Most are across the southern portion of the service territory. Crews will work throughout the day to address all issues.
The outage affecting areas of Cass County, including 694 customers, was restored at 6:42 this morning. The outage was a result of downed power lines, caused by overnight thunderstorms.
Additional outage restoration work continues. If your power is out, please report it by calling 1-800-554-OPPD (6773).
The Bellevue-area outage that impacted 1,221 customers (as noted below) has been restored. OPPD troubleshooters confirmed the cause to be a large storm-downed tree limb that made contact with an overhead wire near 23rd and Emiline Streets.
Troubleshooting and repair work continues on the remaining outages.
3:40 a.m., July 1, 2020
Lightning and thunderstorms across the OPPD service territory are likely contributors to several overnight power outages. Multiple troubleshooters are running out the lines, working to isolate the outages and safely conduct repairs.
- 1,573 customers are without power near Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, in a north/south area from Cornhusker Rd. to Schilling Drive, and east/west from 29th St. to Betz Rd.
- 1,221 customers are out near the above area, with this circuit’s outage spread north/south between Harrison St. and Childs Rd., then east/west between Bellevue Blvd. and 30th St.
- 694 customers had a circuit lock out south of the Platte River between Military Rd. and A St. to the north and south, and 346th St. and State Highway 63 on the east and west.
More outages remain possible, although the National Weather Service indicates storms should begin to taper around 4 a.m. Customers can help by reporting outages through the OPPD Connect smartphone app, by using OPPD’s online reporting tool, or by calling 1-800-554-OPPD (6773).