OPPD crews continue making progress in restoring power to thousands of customers.
Thousands of customers are still without power following a thunderstorm that caused widespread damage in the Omaha area Monday morning
Omaha Public Power District officials now say that as of 8:00 Tuesday morning 75-hundred Douglas County customers were still without electricity. That's down considerably from the outage's peak of 52,000 late Monday morning.
OPPD workers were being helped by crews from other utilities, including the Nebraska Public Power District.
Winds reaching 70 mph knocked down trees and limbs, damaging vehicles, homes, businesses and other a variety of buildings on Monday before the storm blew into Iowa.