NPPD: If your electricity's out, it may be a while

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COLUMBUS, Neb. (KSNB) Nebraska Public Power District said Thursday that roads closed due to snow and flooding may restrict what they can do to restore power to customers who have lost electricity.

They issued this press release Thursday from Columbus:

Due to the combination of blizzard and flood conditions, and accessibility of many roadways across the state, Nebraska Public Power District’s response to power outages will be limited.

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. Restoration efforts will continue but under the current conditions will be difficult for crews to reach many areas in a timely manner, and those customers affected should remain patient. Please do not venture into standing or rushing water for your safety.

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 for the next few days to accommodate support of power outages.