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Utility crews busy dealing with power outages | KRVN Radio

Utility crews busy dealing with power outages

Utility crews busy dealing with power outages
Courtesy/Dawson Public Power District photo of what linemen were dealing as they worked on power outages and repairs. 4-14-18

Dawson Public Power District 

Lexington, Neb. — Dawson Public Power District (DPPD) crews are slowly getting power restored. Their list is down to less than 300 outage reports. Their bigger outages are in the Cozad, Gothenburg, Gibbon, Overton, and Lexington areas. DPPD officlas say to be advised that until the winds calm down, there is a potential for some blinks or new outages to occur.

Other areas where outages occurred included: Ravenna, Sumner, Rockville, Farnam, Elm Creek, Eddyville, Elwood, Eustis, Shelton, Brady & Amherst. DPPD serves over 10,000 residential customers and had under 500 reports of outages.

If you have already reported your outage, they have you on their list. They urge you to allow others to call in. Phone lines have been very busy. Call 308-324-2386 or 800-752-8305 to report outages.

DPPD says it cannot respond to outages based off of social media posts. If you have a power outage, please remember to call it in. If the lines are busy, please wait 5-10 minutes and try again.

Custer Public Power District 

Broken Bow, Neb. —   Custer Public Power District crews are going to be chipping away at power outages following a massive spring blizzard on Friday and Saturday. General Manager Rick Nelson says getting to hard-hit areas is part of the problem….

(about 3,000 accounts are without power…a number of poles are broken and down)

Nelson says they are getting some substations back on and they have a pretty good idea of how many circuits are off. Now it’s a matter of assessing how to make the repairs and restore customers. Nelson says they will be pulling their crews in before the sun goes down as they need to have sleep.

Nelson says it’s mostly rural customers that need their power restored. Ansley’s power is back on… Power to Litchfield, Hazard, and Mason City was expected to be back on shortly. Merna was still off.

Nelson was unsure about Callaway and Arnold. Customers who don’t have power should call 888-749-2453.


Lexington, Neb. — Quite a few power outages in Lexington occurred early Saturday morning. Reports of outages included Jackson Street to Taft Street, 13th Street through US Highway 30, all of Grant Street and all of Jefferson Street.  A spokesperson for the Lexington Police Department said it was believed that most, if not all, residents have had their power restored. The number of residents who lost power was not available.





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