OPPD Crews Work To Restore Power To Thousands After Sunday Snow

Repair crews made big strides overnight to get power restored after Sunday’s snow. 

At the peak of outages a total of 52,000 customers were without power, but that number has been reduced to about 4,500 Monday morning. OPPD said the remaining outages should be fixed by late Monday evening, barring any complications.

Some Westside schools awaited word on their status Monday as power repairs continued, but power was eventually restored and classes are in session as normal.

The lingering outages caused trouble on some streets where traffic signals and street lights were knocked out.Monday morning, street lights and traffic signals were out in areas like 42nd and Sorensen and 50th and Center.

Omaha police set up stop signs where signals had been darkened. Those intersections should be treated as four-way stops.

OPPD had more than 100 employees out repairing power lines overnight, with more crews being added Monday morning to work through the day.

You can see a current outage here

(Photo courtesy of 6 News)


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