BEATRICE – As of 6:00 a.m., Norris Public Power District reports approximately 2,000 customers, mostly in Gage and Lancaster Counties, were without power because of significant damage to poles and power lines as a result of thunderstorms that passed through the area last night. Crews will be working on restoration throughout the day and into the evening. Norris Public Power District has requested and is receiving mutual aid from neighboring public power districts to assist with power restoration.
Norris General Manager Bruce Vitosh says customers should assume that downed power lines are energized and to call Norris at 1-800-858-4707, if they notice a downed power line.
An up-to-date outage map is available by following a link that is available on the Norris website at www.norrisppd.com. Outage updates are available throughout the restoration process on our Twitter page, NorrisPPD.
Norris Public Power District provides electric service to over 24,000 customers in Gage, Jefferson, Lancaster, Saline, Seward and Thayer Counties in southeastern Nebraska.
Residents of Beatrice can drop off tree limbs at First and Ella Street starting today after 9 am. The area will be north of the Christmas tree drop off site.