NEBRASKA – Several areas across the state have reported power outages due to the ongoing winter storm.
Parts of Columbus, Ainsworth, Kearney and Sutherland may be out of power this afternoon. The OPPD outage map estimates around 50 customers have lost power in those four areas.
In Columbus, police reported two transformers in the Columbus area have caught on fire around 1:30 p.m. and quit working.
Authorities say it will take up to 5 hours before the affected areas will regain power.
We will keep you updated with power outages across the state as more information comes in.