Tens of thousands of Omaha Public Power District customers had their power knocked out in the Omaha metro after heavy, wet snow Sunday.
— Mark Stitz (@MarkStitz) October 15, 2018
Reports indicate that many power outages were caused by tree branches, which snapped under the weight of heavy snow and leaves.
At its peak, nearly 55,000 customers were without power. As of 9:30 p.m., outages were reduced to 28,000 in Douglas County and close to 30,000 in total.
Crews are working thru the night to restore circuits, which will bring the majority of customers back on. Crews then turn to individual outages. Those will bring 99% of customers back on by end of day Monday. Crews will continue working until all power is restored
— OPPDCares (@OPPDCares) October 15, 2018
OPPD says crews will be working through the night to restore power. The majority of customers will have power restored by the end of the day Monday.