NPPD — Thursday at approximately 1:47 p.m., approximately 812 customers in Lexington lost power because of the storm that passed through. Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) spokesperson Grant Otten says, customers were brought back online in chunks throughout the evening, with most of Lexington’s customers restored by roughly 1 a.m. As of 8:30 a.m. Friday, there are approximately 13 customers still without power, and crews are working to get them restored. These outages were primarily east of Highway 21 and North of Highway 30, but there could have been some customers outside of that area that were impacted.
As of 8:30 a.m. NPPD had roughly 40 retail customers out throughout our service territory. At the peak of the storm damage last night, NPPD had over 6,000 retail customers experience an outage across our service territory. This included customers in O’Neill, Oakdale, Tilden, Inman, Creighton, Bloomfield, Norfolk, Hartington, Ashton, Kearney, and York, in addition to the outages in Lexington.
NPPD crews continue to work on restoration of electrical power to customers. NPPD has received reports of downed power lines in multiple areas. You’re urged to STAY AWAY FROM DOWNED POWER LINES! Consider them live, and do not attempt to move or drive over them. Immediately call 911 to have them reported to the local electric utility.