Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Thousands Without Power in Nebraska

The Grand Island Independent:
Despite spending most of the day trying to restore power to thousands of Nebraskans, utility officials estimated Monday evening that thousands of Nebraskans remained without power.

Beth Boesch, a spokeswoman for Nebraska Public Power District, said from an operations center in York that officials said around 15,000 utility customers would have no power in their plugs Tuesday to prepare breakfast.

From a prior story:
The combination of ice and snow that fell across much of the state this weekend left thousands of Nebraskans without power Sunday.

Most of the power outages were reported in central and northeastern Nebraska where the extra weight of freezing rain and ice brought power lines and tree limbs to the ground.