By: Ashley Harding
Thousands of Lincoln residents were forced to do without power overnight, but thankfully everything is now back to normal.
It was a busy night for LES officials as they worked to restore power back to more than 3,000 Lincoln residents. Anthony Balboa says his went out around 10:00 p.m. and it got chilly right away.
"Without the power, it's pretty much the heat. You know, it's cold. It's Nebraska," said Balboa.
LES officials say residents in northeast Lincoln were hit the hardest. Several crews were still left working late into the morning hours. Terry Larson with LES says working in the cold temps makes things harder.
"It's just the temperature right now. Being cold, things just move a little slower. The trucks move and operate a little slower with the cold weather and stuff," said Larson.
It turns out, thousands of Nebraskans were impacted by loss of power. Officials say more than 40,000 Omaha residents were without power for several hours. They say some of those repairs could take a few days. For the Lincoln residents who have gotten their power back, they realize just how much they depend on it.
"It's pretty frustrating, especially in the winter. You go to look at the weather on your phone and you can't because it's dead. It stinks," said Balboa.
Again, LES officials say all power is now back on here in Lincoln. For more information on power restoration and safety, go to: