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OPPD restoring power across Omaha-metro

Published: Mar. 14, 2021 at 6:08 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - The number of OPPD customers without power Sunday night is ticking back to zero.

Rain and wind had its way with tree limbs and power lines, causing outages across the utility company’s 14-county service area. A dozen repair crews spent Sunday wet and cold, getting energy back into homes.

Homeowners like Kevin Figueroa were without it since 9 a.m.

“My dad finished getting some groceries and he came back, and we were about to have breakfast and the power went out,” Figueroa said.

The utility company says mother nature can do a lot of damage with wind and rain. A crew replaced a broken pole south of 20th and Q streets Sunday afternoon, while Kevin and his father drove into town to get food for the day.

“An electric stove--basically everything runs on electricity and we can’t even shower,” Figueroa said. “I mean we can, but it’s cold water.”

Others experienced brief outages across Omaha. OPPD says customers from Memorial Park to Children’s Hospital lost power when winds knocked around some powerlines. Crews restored power within an hour.

Crews faced 285 scattered outages by sundown. Six crews worked in the metro, another six tended rural areas to get power back to people before they wake up Monday.

Less than a hundred customers are without power across the company’s 14-county service area Sunday night. If you lose power contact OPPD so they can send help your way.

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