Outage in Washington County impacting 1,400 customers

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

4 p.m. – At 3:30 p.m., power was restored to the remainder of the customers impacted by this afternoon’s power outage. Again, this outage was caused by a vehicle crash into a utility pole. While more repair work remains, it is not expected to further impact customers.

3:08 p.m. – OPPD crews restored power to 372 customers on one circuit at 2:54 p.m., switching that circuit over to another power source. However, 1,421 customers remain without power. We are working on switching power sources for the other customers, as well. Our crews understand how crucial electricity is right now during this heat, and they are working as quickly as safely possible to restore service to those impacted by this outage.

2:45 p.m. – A line crew from the Blair Service Center is on site and working to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. We will continue to provide updates here as that work continues.

2:40 p.m. – An outage in rural Washington County is impacting 1,416 customers Wednesday afternoon. A vehicle struck a pole southwest of Blair on U.S. Highway 75. It is unknown if there are injuries at this time.

A line crew from the Blair Service Center is en route to the scene. Report your outage_rectangle


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.