New outage affecting 1,300 customers

9 p.m.

The outage in Papillion has been restored. The cause was a tree branch in a power line.

8 p.m.

A third circuit has locked out, leaving 1,391 customers without power. The affected area is around Burlington Street and Parkvirw Boulevard and 72nd and 84th streets. A crew is on their way to investigate and assess the situation. No estimated restoration time is available yet until they can determine a cause.

7:10 p.m. 

Crews have restored a portion of the outage in downtown Omaha, which was caused by equipment failure due to heat. Repairs remain for some equipment. Once those are assessed, an estimated restoration time will be issued. There are approximately 129 customers still without power.

6:45 p.m.

The majority of the rural outage near Auburn has been restored.

6:07 p.m.

In order to safely restore the downtown outage, troubleshooters will need to de-energize a second circuit in the area. As a result, a total of 463 customers will be without power. Updates to come soon relating to when the outage will be resolved.

Saturday, August 6, 5:27 p.m.

OPPD troubleshooters are working on two different circuit outages. One is in downtown Omaha while a second is in a rural area along the Missouri River.

The downtown outage is affecting 125 customers and is in an area bound by Howard and Burt streets and 18th and 28th streets. This outage involves underground equipment in the downtown area. An estimated restoration time is not known until they can assess needed repairs.

The rural outage is affecting 160 customers east of Auburn and south of Peru. The troubleshooters will perform work in the field to restore most of that outage by 6 p.m.

Temperatures continue to hold in the triple digits, which can put extra strain on electric equipment. OPPD crews will work as quickly and safely as possible to restore power. We understand how uncomfortable it can become in this extreme heat.




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.