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Cleanup underway after storm causes damage across Omaha Metro

Posted at 6:30 AM, Aug 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-24 16:13:32-04

Tuesday night's storms in the Metro area packed quite a punch, leaving flooded roads, power outages, and drivers and flyers stranded.

As of Wednesday morning, more than 11,000 OPPD customers in Douglas County are still without power.

Crews are working to get the lights back on.

From Abbott drive in Omaha, as you head to work and school, watch for debris in the road and sidewalks.

In Washington County, heavy floods caused many road closures and damage including a flipped car between Blair and Omaha on Highway 75.

A video posted on our Facebook page shows a car submerged in the flood waters on Wilber Street in Blair.

In some areas, there are a lot of tree branches and debris crews have been working non-stop to clear the roadways.

Eppley Airfield had to close briefly Tuesday night due to the storm, which is still affecting flights Wednesday morning. Crews worked to get debris off the runway.

At one point, winds got up to 96 miles per hour.

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There are school closings at La Vista West Elementary and Rockbrook Elementary due to the storm damage.

In the Midtown area, drivers faced a very scary situation late Tuesday night on Saddlecreek between Leavenworth and 50th.

Prone to flooding whenever we get heavy rain At around 11:30 p.m. the storm knocked down a light pole and the water level was chest high at one point.

It left many drivers stuck in the road. But luckily people ran out to help.

At one point, Omaha Fire was out clearing the sewers.

As of Wednesday morning, the area was clear of flooding.