Power restored to three Nebraska towns
APRIL 15, 2018: Power has been restored in three Nebraska communities by crews from Nebraska Public Power District.
Butte, NE saw power return around 2:45 P.M. Sunday after a mobile generator was installed.
In Atkison, power was restored just before 6:00 P.M. after a mobile transformer was brought into town.
Snow and wind kept crews and the generators out of the city until roads could be cleared.
The mobile units will remain in place until NPPD completes rebuilding a sub-transmission line between O’Neill an Atkinson where 39 structures on the line were damaged Friday night during the storm.
Approximately 4,900 customers were without power at some point during the storm.
APRIL 14, 2018: The heavy snow and high winds have left three small Nebraska towns without power and no way to get it fixed.
Nebraska Public Power reports that a sub-transformer that supplies power to Emmet, Atkison and Butte, Nebraska is out but because of road conditions, they are unable to get back-up generators and transformers into town to restore power.
This happened Friday night and impacts about 1,300 customers.
They are working with local authorities to get back-up power to the three towns by morning and hope to have power fully restored by Sunday afternoon.