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Nebraska storm causes major power outages, traffic delays

Posted at 12:48 PM, Jul 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-02 15:21:18-04

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Severe storms have led to power outages throughout Nebraska.

The Omaha World-Herald reports at least 188,000 Omaha Public Power District customers lost power overnight, and 100,000 still were without power Saturday morning.

A utility spokeswoman says outages could last days.

The utility recorded hurricane-force wind gusts of more than 90 mph. A downed transmission line off Interstate 80 near Aurora also slowed traffic to a crawl.

Another downed transmission line fell across Union Pacific tracks and is stalling train traffic.

ALSO SEE: Widespread damage after strong storms hit metro

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