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Update: Crews making progress restoring power

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Posted at 9:05 AM, Nov 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-22 12:35:35-05
UPDATE: 11:33 a.m.:  OPPD now says crews have restored power to all but 17 customers.  The circuit, which serves 838 customers within the area between Shirley St. and F St., 144th to 156th Cir., was fully restored at 10:57 a.m. A portion of it had been restored at 8:51 a.m.
 
The cause of that outage was a blown transformer at 146th & Grover. This brought down a pole into a three-phase primary line.  Causes of other outages this morning include a tree interfering with a three-phase primary line, and a car crash into a transformer.  At one point, more than 3,800 customers were in the dark this morning.
 
 
 
UPDATE: 9:28 a.m.:  The number of customers without power has dropped to 860.
 
 
Tuesday morning's rainfall is wreaking havoc on OPPD's systems.
 
The utility reports more than 3,800 customers were without power due to several circuit lockouts at 9 a.m.. To further compound problems, a vehicle accident damaged a switch box near 90th and Blondo, knocking power out in that area.
 
OPPD says it has crews out working to restore power as quickly and safely as they can in the wet conditions.