Equipment failure leads to thousands of power outages across Lincoln

UPDATE, 9:45 a.m. — LES says Thursday morning’s outages were caused by an equipment failure.

Its Twitter account explained that the problem involved a switch gear.

Power was restored to all customers at 8:20 a.m.


UPDATE, 8:15 a.m. — The LES outage map now reports that only 11 customers are affected throughout the city.

The impacted area is between Southwest 27th and Southwest 25th Streets.

There is still no word on what caused this morning’s outages.


LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — At least 4,200 LES customers are without power Thursday morning, following heavy rain that pounded the city.

That’s the number reported by its outage map as of 7:30 a.m.

This is mostly impacting areas in west and south Lincoln.

But there have been several reports of wires arcing in northeast Lincoln since 6:43 a.m.

Lincoln-Lancaster Emergency Management is also reporting problems with traffic lights.

It reminds everyone to treat affected intersections as four-way stops.

LES has not provided a timeline on how long it may take to restore service.

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