Storm Related Incident Causes Power Outages To Eastern Edge Of Wayne, Rural Wayne

WAYNE – Both City of Wayne workers and crews with the Northeast Nebraska Public Power District faced winter conditions getting power restored.

Northeast Power had several crews working on restoring power from around 8 p.m. Thursday evening and got everybody back up and running around 6:30 a.m. Friday morning.

The Controller with Northeast Power, Mandy Backer said they had a few circuits out so the outage impacted a couple hundred customers.

“Well it was the high winds with the icing and snow caused a few broken lines and a couple broken poles.” said Backer. “And for us it was pretty much the Wayne Area and east that was impacted.”

There were also a few isolated outages and a few broken poles, according to Backer.

“With the heavy weight on the lines and then the high winds,” Backer added. “That sometimes can break the pulls down.”

The City of Wayne dealt with lines galloping and slapped together knocking out a circuit. The City of Wayne Line Department reported to the outages just after 8 p.m. Thursday evening and closed the circuit about a half an hour later.

A message was sent out around 8:45 p.m. to residents who have signed up for the notifications with the City of Wayne that they were aware of the power outages and it appeared to be mainly affecting the east of Wayne.

Contact Northeast Power at 402-375-1360 or the City of Wayne at 402-375-1733 with any questions.