OPPD Focuses On Tuesday Restoration Goal

The utility says it has a better idea of the challenges of fixing the remaining outages after last weekend's windstorm.

With the need for additional large tree removal prior to repairs, OPPD lowered it's Monday estimate of how quickly power would be restored, but still has a goal approaching 99% restoration by 11:59 p.m. Tuesday.

The district says final outages could potentially take longer to restore.

They say assessments show far more damage to individual customer electrical equipment compared to past storms.

The weather and broken tree limbs have caused damage that may have torn meter infrastructure from customers’ homes or property.

The utility says in certain circumstances, the damage may be to electrical equipment that is a property owner’s responsibility and will require the property owner hire a licensed and bonded electrician to complete the repairs.

(Images from Omaha Public Power District)

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