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Snowstorm causes power outages

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Lincoln Electric System said about 1000 customers lost power in Lincoln because of the storm.  Crews worked overnight to restore power. Here are some of the locations that LES is still working to restore power:

9th – 11th, Court – Claremont, 20 customers,  27th – 29th, Starr – Dudley, 20 customers

Here are other locations that lost power but were restored:

63rd – 70th , Benton – Fremont, 90 customers affected.
E Avon – Skyway, Broadview – Vine, 29 cust.
9th – 11th , Court – Claremont, 20 cust.
NE Wesleyan University is also experiencing an outage.

48th – 56th , Adams – Madison, 289 customers affected
47th – 50th , O – M, 62 cust.
17th – 20th, Van Dorn – Otoe, 55 cust. Anthony – Hillcrest, south of  ‘O'  St., 22 cust.
27th – 29th , Apple – Vine, 73 cust.
40th – 56th, L –Vine, 525 cust.

The Omaha Public Power District says more than 36,000 customers in its service areas in eastern Nebraska are without power. The hardest-hit area is in and around Omaha, where 25,000 customers are without electricity. The utility says heavy snow and high winds gusting to more than 50 mph are hampering efforts to restore power in many areas.

In Clay county, near Hastings, electricity went out in the town of Edgar. We're told people there were being moved to warm shelters..

Kearney also had some outages earlier today and we had a report that power went out in Wahoo, and Ceresco.  Power officials say the heavy, wet snow brought down some power lines and power polls.


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