OPPD fails to meet initial mark, thousands still without power

With thousands of people going into day four without electricity, the Omaha power company came up short on its plan to get more people back on line late Monday.

OPPD said it was looking to have 95 percent of its customers up and running by midnight last night but had to settle for 90 percent, some 28,000 homes and businesses.

According to OPPD, complex challenges including large trees that have to be removed forced the change in plans.

At the same time the company is sticking to its goal of power to 99 percent of its customers by midnight tonight (Tuesday).

We’re told that remaining one percent could be without power until Friday.

At the height of the storm 188,000 were without electricity, more than any previous outage in Omaha history.