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Storm storms barrel through area

Posted at 10:32 AM, Aug 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-10 13:13:58-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - Strong storms barreled through the Omaha area early Monday, leaving thousands without power.

According to OPPD, there are 47,000 people without power in Douglas County, about 4,800 without power in Washington County and 1,200 in Dodge County.

In a tweet, OPPD says additional crews have been called in to deal with the power outages.

OPPD urges customers to treat downed power lines as if they are live, high-voltage and very dangerous. OPPD says stay back and call them to report the issue. Call 1-800-554-OPPD (6773) or 911.

Saddle Creek Road is closed in both directions at Dodge Street due to debris in the road.

One of the signs at the 3 News Now building was also ripped off the top of the building during the storm.

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