Power fixes in Omaha still a struggle for thousands

For the 5th straight day over 13,000 homes and businesses in and around Omaha are waking up without electricity.

OPPD has badly over-projected its goal to get the metro area back to normal, following a storm that carried 96 mile an hour hurricane winds.

At one point the power company projected that as of midnight Tuesday 600 would be without electricity, that number was then revised to 7,000 but as we said the real number is just over 13,000.

OPPD says full recovery has been slowed by a large number of huge trees on power lines throughout the area and more complex fixes than first expected.

At the same timeĀ even some of those with power restored are running into an unexpected clean up problem.