Sunday storm outages restored

Monday, Sept. 1, 9:30 a.m.
All storm-related outages that occurred Sunday have been restored. The outage map may reflect system disturbances that are unrelated to yesterday's storms.

6:30 a.m.
The Blair outages have been restored, and crews are working to restore power to the last four customers in Syracuse.

4:10 a.m.
The numbers below are now down to 15, with 12 in the Blair area and 3 in Syracuse.

 4 a.m.
OPPD crews have been working through the night to restore the many scattered power outages that occurred after the storms rolled through yesterday. As of 3:50 a.m., 56 customers remain out, with the majority (53) of those in the Blair area. The other 3 are in the Syracuse area. Crews are working in those areas. You can see progress of our crews on our outage map.

About 2,500 customers were impacted by yesterday's outages.

As today marks Labor Day, we'd like to take the opportunity to thank our line crews who have spent part of their holiday working on restorations during some adverse weather situations, as well as the hundreds of other OPPD men and women who work to keep electricity flowing to three-quarters of a million people in southeast Nebraska.


Thunderstorms Bring Scattered Outages

11:18 p.m. - Sunday, August 31
At this time, 169 customers remain without power. OPPD crews are continuing restoration work following this evening's storms which knocked out power to more than 2,500.

Please click here to view the OPPD outage map for the latest number and locations of outages.

10:15 p.m. - Sunday, August 31
Power was restored to most customers on the circuit serving 1,911 customers, referenced below, at 9:50 p.m. Five customers from that circuit remain without power. An OPPD tree crew is en route to clear the remaining debris. Those customers should have service again within a couple of hours.

Crews remain in the field, working to restore power to more than 400 other customers who are still without power following tonight's storms. Please click here to view the OPPD outage map for the latest number and locations of outages.

9:38 p.m. - Sunday, August 31 *Updated at 9:43 p.m.
Currently, there are nearly 2,400 outages in the OPPD service territory, as storms continue to rumble through our area bringing lightning, rain and wind. Much of the storm-related trouble at this time is north of the in the areas of Bennington and Blair. This includes 58 customers in the Blair area, where a circuit is locked out. Power is expected to be restored shortly.

The number also includes another circuit lock-out impacting 1,911 customers within the rough boundaries of Sprague St. (north), Blondo St. (south), 90th St. (east) and 108th St. (west). Troubleshooters located a tree problem which is responsible for this group of outages. It is expected to be cleared, and power restored, within an hour.

Please click here to view our outage map for the latest numbers of outages and locations affected. If you experience an outage, please report it via one of the below options. Our crews are responding to all reported outages as soon as safely possible. We appreciate our customers' patience throughout this process.

7:55 p.m. - Sunday, August 31
At this time, more than 2,200 OPPD customers are experiencing power outages as thunderstorms linger in our service territory. These outages are scattered throughout our coverage area. You can click here for a look at locations impacted, and for the latest outage numbers.

OPPD crews are working to restore power as quickly as safely possible. We remind customers to follow the safety tips to the left. Those affected by weather-related outages should report problems using one of the options below.

In addition to the thunderstorms we're experiencing, much of our area remains under a tornado watch until 9 p.m.

6:30 p.m. - Sunday, August 31
Western Douglas County is under a severe thunderstorm warning until 7 p.m. Washington County is under a severe thunderstorm warning until 7:45 p.m. Forecasters are predicting lightning, winds up to 70 miles and hour and the possibility of golf ball sized hail. Other parts of our service territory are currently experiencing storms.

These conditions could cause power outages in some areas. If this occurs, we urge customers to report the problems using one of the below options. And please remember to heed the safety tips to the left. If you see downed power lines, treat the lines as if they are high-voltage lines, stay away from them, and notify OPPD.

For a current look at outages in the OPPD service territory, click here.

Service restored near Eagle, Neb., 90th & Dodge

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2 p.m.
At 12:47, the circuits near Eagle, Neb., were restored, returning power to about 1,200 customers. The affected areas were bound by Railway Avenue to County Road B and 250th to 190th streets, as well as Adams Street to County Road C and 274th to 190th streets.

The outage near 90th & Dodge was restored at 12:40 p.m. OPPD crews repaired cable that initially failed Saturday, affecting customers from 90th to 93rd streets, Burt to Dodge. Temporary repairs were made yesterday, but today's more extensive work is meant to make the repairs permanent.

With more bad weather in the forecast, please let OPPD know by reporting the outage via one of the below methods. You can take a look at the outage map to check the status of the OPPD service area.

Sunday forecast calls for storms

11:45 a.m.
The long Labor Day weekend apparently comes with more rain showers for southeast Nebraska.  If the storms are accompanied by lightning and high winds, there may be scattered power outages.

If you lose power, please let OPPD know by reporting the outage via one of the below methods. You can take a look at the outage map to check the status of the OPPD service area.


To Report Downed Lines or Outages

Please call  1-800-554-OPPD (6773) or report online.

For convenience, OPPD provides customers many ways to track and report outages.

Report an outage:
• Report outages online at
• Call 1-800-554-OPPD (6773) from anywhere in the service area.
• Use the OPPDconnect app, for users of Apple’s iPhone®, iPod Touch® and iPad®. Download OPPDconnect free from the App Store. Android users may download the App through Google Play.

Regardless of how you report the outage, your information is processed electronically and forwarded so that corrective action can be taken as quickly as possible.

Track Outages:
• For timely updates on weather-related outages, follow OPPD at
• To visit OPPD's outage maps, click here.
• View outage maps and get Twitter updates by downloading the OPPDconnect app.

Following are some other related resources that may be helpful in the event of  major storm-related outages:

For severe storm information and tips, click here.

For more information on this and other topics, please go to the OPPD homepage