Power outages reported as storm rolls through Omaha

Thursday, June 1

6:15 p.m.

Power has been restored to those customers impacted in the central Omaha outage. The cause was a tree interfering with a power line.

The Bennington-area outage is still being investigated as trouble shooters have not found a cause while patrolling lines in the area. A substation crew is en route to check equipment at a substation in the area. Some of those customers have been restored.

4:45 p.m.

A second power outage has been reported impacting 1,514 customers in central Omaha. The boundaries are from Harney to Walnut streets and from 72nd Street to 86th avenue. Troubleshooters are en route to investigate the cause. Motorists should be cautious on the commute home as there are reports of debris in some streets and some streetlights may be out.

4:40 p.m.Storm leave you in the dark_rectangle

As a thunderstorm rolls into the Omaha metro area a power outage between Bennington Road and the Elkhorn River and from Skyline Drive and 264th Street is impacting 923 customers. While there is no cause at this time and troubleshooters are en route, there have been heavy wind gusts and lightning reported around the area.

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.