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.
Saddle Creek Rd is closed in both directions at Dodge St. Please find an alternate route and treat ALL intersections with lights out as a 4 way stop. pic.twitter.com/UN8lplnrsI— Ofc. Dan Fehrman (@OPDOfcFehrman) August 10, 2020
One of the signs at the 3 News Now building was also ripped off the top of the building during the storm.
One of our new @3NewsNowOmaha signs on top of the building were blown off in the severe winds. Another one was peeled back. Someone found this part of the sign (about 5’ tall) and brought it back to us. #Omaha pic.twitter.com/ZO3ZdHhljK— Mark Stitz (@MarkStitz) August 10, 2020
Here are some of the higher wind reports from this morning. @OMAairport topped out at 67 mph with @LNKairport hitting 62 mph. The 77 mph report from Bennington came from a personal weather station. #Omaha #Lincoln @3NewsNowOmaha pic.twitter.com/ZUd7AHFb64— Mark Stitz (@MarkStitz) August 10, 2020
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