OPPD responding to numerous power outages

3 p.m., Jan. 9, 2024

Our crews have restored power to all but 330 customers as of this time. Nearly half of these customers are in Richardson County. We’re working through snowy roadways to access and make needed repairs there, and scattered throughout several other counties including Washington and Douglas.

We’ll continue to work safely to restore power as quickly as we can. We thank our customers coping with these outages for their patience. We know it’s not easy being without power in the cold.

11:30 a.m.

Our crews have been working hard to get to and restore power outages throughout our service territory in this snowy weather. At this time, 561 customers remain without power.

We have 23 crews, each comprised of between two and four people, working to identify and isolate problems causing power outages. Galloping lines has been one big issue that we’ve seen, where wind gusts blow power lines into one another. As wind gusts have died down, our crews have been able to make some good headway with their restoration work

They will continue to work diligently and safely to restore power to all of our customers impacted by the snowstorm. If you are without power and have not yet reported it to OPPD, please be sure to do so online, via our OPPDConnect app, or by calling 1-800-554-OPPD (6773).

9:15 a.m.

As of 9 a.m., power has been restored to 819 customers the North Bend area. A circuit serving the area between County Road M and the Platte River, between State Highway 79 and County Road 12 had been without power since 3:45 a.m. Our crews switched power to another source in order to make needed repairs caused by the weather.

Work continues to restore power to others impacted across our service territory. At this time, nearly 2,200 customers are still without power.

8:55 a.m.

OPPD crews are responding to approximately 3,000 power outages in 11 counties  this morning, with individual outages and circuit lockouts caused by the weather we’re experiencing.

Outages began in the North bend area at 3:45 a.m., and have trickled in since that time. Our crews are encountering travel difficulties due to road conditions. They are making their way to areas with service disruptions slowly and safely. They’ve had to pause restoration work at times due to wind dangers and take extra precautions with ice and snow, not only on the roads, but under foot.

If you are impacted by a power outage and have not yet reported it to OPPD, please be sure to do so online, via our OPPDConnect app, or by calling 1-800-554-OPPD (6773).

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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.