OMAHA, Neb. (FOX 42 KPTM) — The Nebraska Public Power District says that restoration efforts will limited by NPPD due to weather and road conditions.
NPPD says a combination of blizzard and flood conditions, and accessibility of many roadways across the state, limits it's response to power outages.
NPPD says that crews are currently limited in responding to outages due to blizzard conditions in the western Panhandle of the state while the eastern half of the state crews are dealing with closed roadways due to flooding conditions.
While restoration efforts will continue, NPPD says under the current conditions, it will be difficult for crews to reach many areas in a timely manner.
NPPD is asking customers affected by outages to remain patient and to not venture into standing or rushing water their your safety.
Mark Becker of NPPD says, "We are going to respond to outages [but] we won't put people at risk."
Also, due to flooding and evacuation conditions, NPPD’s call center has been temporarily relocated with focused support on outage restoration.
If you have an NPPD power outage, please utilize NPPD’s mobile application or automated telephone system (877-ASK-NPPD or 877-275-6773) to record your NPPD power outage.
For all other billing and payment needs, please utilize NPPD’s ‘My Account’ on-line services at www.nppd.com for the next few days to accommodate support of power outages.