Power restored at Douglas County Election Office after squirrel causes outage
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - The Douglas County Election Commission Office suffered a power outage Friday afternoon, bringing down their computer and telephone systems for more than two hours.
Omaha Public Power District said the outage occurred around 3 p.m. Friday; the elections office notified the public via Twitter at 4:12 p.m.
“We are communicating with voters who are currently in line to receive ballots,” an election official told 6 News.
Thanking voters for their patience, officials said the election office will have extended hours on Saturday, remaining open to voters from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
According to OPPD, about 60 customers are without power near 120th and Center Streets, which includes the election office. The outage call was reported at around 3 p.m., OPPD stated in a release.
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