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Jason Kuiper

About Jason Kuiper

Jason Kuiper joined OPPD as a communications specialist in 2015. He is a former staff writer and reporter at the Omaha World-Herald, where he covered a wide range of topics but spent the majority of his career covering crime. He worked most recently as a contributor to Omaha Magazine, among other publications. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and an avid fiction reader, especially short stories and crime fiction. In his free time he enjoys cooking and spending time with his wife and three children.

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OPPD provides mutual aid to Kansas City

OPPD crews provided mutual aid to KCP&L after January snowstorm.

OPPD sent crews to Kansas City to help Kansas City Power and Light Company after a Jan. 12 snowstorm caused outages for more than 180,000 customers. OPPD sent four 3-person crews, two mechanics and a supervisor to assist in the effort.

OPPD has sent crews for mutual aid efforts numerous times in the past as well as been the recipient of such assistance after large-scale storms.

The photos below were provided by the OPPD crews documenting their work in Kansas City.

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OPPD line tech Seth Harrell, shown on the pole, was one of the crew members who went to Kansas City.

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The Kansas City area was hit hard by heavy, wet snow that caused thousands of customers there to lose power in mid-January.

 

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An OPPD crew member is shown working in the Kansas City area following the mid-January snowstorm that caused a lot of damage in that area .

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Winter is going to stick around

Bone-chilling cold is likely for our area to finish off January as there is plenty of winter predicted for our area before spring.