OPPD has restored power to the 1,514 customers who affected by an Omaha outage.
Troubleshooters reconnected all of the downed wires, resuming electrical service as of 1:47 p.m.
We initially believed high winds were responsible for the outage, but Omaha police informed troubleshooters at the scene that the boom of a truck caught one of the wires and knocked the phases together, bringing the wires down.
The area affected was bordered by Harney Street to the north, Walnut Street to the south, 72nd Street to the east and 86th Avenue to the west.
OPPD is working to restore power to 1,514 customers affected by an Omaha outage.
A troubleshooter on-site says the likely cause of the outage is wind causing wires to slap together, which then caused wires to fall down. We estimate that power will be restored around 2:30 p.m., barring any unforeseen circumstances.
OPPD is responding to an outage in Omaha that has affected 1,514 customers.
The outage was caused by a circuit lockout at 12:45 p.m. The area affected is bordered by Harney Street to the north, Walnut Street to the south, 72nd Street to the east and 86th Avenue to the west.
We don’t have an estimated time to restore power at this time but will provide updates as soon as we have them. We haven’t yet identified a cause.