Power outages

6:09 p.m., May 17, 2023

OPPD crews isolated a bad piece of equipment, which caused the circuit outage in Douglas and Washington Counties. Power has been rully restored as of 6:03 p.m.

In a separate, unrelated power outage, approximately 81 customers in the vicinity of 40th & Nicholas St. lost power around 4 p.m. The cause of this outage was broken equipment on a pole in that area. A line crew is needed to make repairs, but this work will take some time. The estimated time of restoration for these customers is 11 p.m., barring any unforeseen complications.

5:24 p.m. – The current number of customers without power, relating to the below outage, is 2,190. Our crews are still working to determine the cause so they can restore power as quickly as safely possible. We thank our customers for their patience as we troubleshoot.

4:26 p.m. – A circuit lockout is impacting nearly 1,900 customers in northern Douglas County and Washington County. They lost power at 4:06 p.m.

Those impacted are within three areads: between County Roads 32 and P48, from County Rd. 51 to Hwy 75, in addition to the area between Washingon St. and Pawnee Rd. from the Missouri River to Pioneer Rd., and also between County Roads 28 and P 38, from the river to County Rd. P 35.

Our troubleshooters are investigating preliminary reports of a problem with transmission equipment. They hope to have more information soon in order to restore power. Right now, our team is hoping to have power restored by 6 p.m., barring any unforeseen complications.

Also of note, a glitch is causing an incorrect power outage number on our map. The actual number of outages is 1,892, as opposed to the inflated number showing as of this post.

About Jodi Baker

Jodi Baker writes stories and shoots videos for The Wire. Jodi was a television news reporter before she came to work for OPPD as a media specialist in 2013. She's married with two teenagers (a boy and a girl), who keep her and her husband, Dave, hopping. Busy and blessed.