Thousands without power in northeast Nebraska Friday night

NORFOLK, Neb. -- Over 8,000 people were without power in northeast Nebraska Friday night after a substation tripped, according to NPPD.

It is unclear at this time the exact cause of the outage, though initial reports indicated a transformer had been damaged near Benjamin Avenue and Victory Road. Among the affected areas were parts of Norfolk, Tilden, Hoskins, Meadow Grove and Battle Creek, among others. Though many in Norfolk are without power, there are some reports of areas of the city that remain unaffected.

Earlier in the day, a power outage at a substation near Elgin reportedly affected power to customer in the Albion area.

With lack of power affecting traffic lights in Norfolk, police were stationed in various areas of the city to direct traffic. Norfolk Fire was also on the scene as multiple lines were down, according to NPPD.

NPPD estimated that power would be restored after midnight.

NPPD updated the estimated repair time to 3:00 a.m. around 1:00 a.m. There were some parts of Norfolk starting to see power back around 2:40 a.m. By early morning, most of the region had power.

This is a developing story. Please follow News Channel Nebraska for updates.