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Monday storm delays CWS, causes flooding, power outages

Posted at 6:44 PM, Jun 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-18 21:18:14-04

Hundreds were without power for about an hour and Council Bluffs residents were dealing with flooding Monday afternoon after storms rolled through Douglas and surrounding counties.


Omaha Public Power District reported that trees falling onto power lines were responsible for electricity outages for about 680 customers in Douglas and Washington counties.



Further outages were reported in the Omaha-metro. As of 8:15 p.m., 377 OPPD customers in the Omaha area and 439 MidAmerican Energy customers in the Council Bluffs area were without power. 

Flooding was reported in parts of Council Bluffs, and authorities were advising drivers to stay off water-covered roads.




The storm also caused another delay at the College World Series



While Oregon and Washington waited for their game to resume, the teams' Twitter accounts decided to pass the time playing a virtual game of Tic-Tac-Toe.

The game was slated to resume at 7:45 p.m., the NCAA said following its 6:30 p.m. meeting. 

Stay with 3 News Now for more on tonight's storms.