Thursday morning power outage resolved

Thursday, Nov. 17

11:55 a.m. Power has been restored to those customers impacted by the Thursday morning outage. We have determined that the outage happened when a fault occurred after an issue with a piece of equipment in a major load-serving substation in the La Vista area.

11:28 a.m. Crews are working to switch power and restore customers after this morning’s outage that impacted parts of La Vista, Papillion and areas in southwest and northwest Omaha. The exact cause is still not known, but an issue with a piece of equipment in a substation is believed to have caused the circuits to lock out.

Barring any unforeseen incidents, we expect to have power restored by noon.

10:56 a.m. While the exact cause of the large outage isn’t known, we do know that there was an issue with a substation causing the circuits to lock out. The outage was reported at 10:17 a.m. Troubleshooters and line maintenance techs are en route and will begin the process of switching power. When that process begins, we hope to bring large chunks of customers on at once.

We will provide more updates as we learn more.

10:30 a.m. About 18,000 customers are without power after multiple circuits locked out. There is no cause at this time, but crews are investigating the cause of the outage. Areas impacted are in Douglas and Sarpy counties.

More information will be posted here as crews determine the cause.

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About Jason Kuiper

Jason Kuiper joined OPPD as a communications specialist in 2015. He formerly worked as a staff writer and reporter at the Omaha World-Herald.