Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) crews were working diligently to resolve a widespread power outage that impacted approximately 7,000 customers on Monday afternoon. The outage was initially reported around 2:15 p.m. and affected multiple areas within Omaha.
According to an update on the OPPD website, the impacted areas included:
– 1,428 customers from Bondesson to Ida streets, between 144th and 165th streets
– 1,359 customers from State to Fort streets, between 114th and 138th streets
– 2,265 customers from State Street to West Maple Road, between 144th Street and 161st Avenue Circle
– 1,741 customers from County Road to Hartman Avenue, between 96th and 138th streets.
OPPD immediately dispatched a substation crew to conduct an on-site investigation to determine the cause of the outage. As of 2:50 p.m., power had been restored to all but 69 customers. However, the district continued to work diligently to address the remaining outages and further investigate the root cause.
The outage highlights the importance of a reliable power supply and the impact that interruptions can have on individuals, households, and businesses. Power outages can lead to inconveniences, disruption of services, and even safety concerns in certain situations.
It is crucial for utility companies like OPPD to promptly respond to such incidents and ensure that power is restored efficiently and effectively. Customers are encouraged to stay updated on the progress of the restoration efforts through official communication channels and to report any additional issues they may experience.
As of now, the cause of the outage remains under investigation. Further updates will be provided as more information becomes available.