Storm Leaves Mark On Metro, Drop Off Sites Open

Metro area residents are getting their first real look at the damage caused by Friday night's powerful thunderstorms that damaged homes and snapped power poles and trees.                                                 

Over 76-Thousand OPPD customers were without power Friday night when storms with winds in excess of 80 mph caused extensive damage and left trails of tree and other debris.

You can check OPPD'S outage map for areas that remain impacted. 

OPPD spokesperson Paula Lukowski says crews are out in full force working on restoration, which will include everything from trimming trees, restringing lines, rebuilding poles and making numerous other repairs. 

Some of the most severe damage was in the Bellevue and Plattsmouth areas. The Sarpy County Sheriff's Office says Highway 34 between La Platte and The Missouri River is closed due to numerous power poles lying in the roadway.  

Several homes were damaged in the Hyda Hills subdivision near 23rd and Platteview and in the Normandy Hills subdivision north of Plattsmouth.  The sheriff's office reports no injuries.  Citizens are being asked to stay out of those areas while cleanup efforts begin. 

Several tree debris drop of sites have now been opened across the metro area.

Omaha:  Towl Park at 93 & Center and Ta Ha Zouka Park 905 Elkhorn Drive in Elkhorn.  Hours will be Noon-6 Saturday and 10-6 Sunday.   City employees will be on site to assist.  Proof of Omaha residency will be required.

Bellevue: Old Cedar Island Landfill north of Cornhusker and Cedar Island Road.  Saturday until 10 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The City Of La Vista has set up a drop off site at the La Vista Sports Complex on 66th Street south of Harrison.  It will be open daily from 7 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. through June 26th.

Papillion residents can drop off storm debris near 99th Circle and Portal Road.  City officials urge residents to use 96th Street to avoid the downtown activities for Papillion Days. 

Springfield: Spruce and Railroad, Main and Railroad and 3rd and poplar.

Sarpy County: Papio-Missouri Natural Resource District Wehrspann Lake, south side of Highway 370 near 158th.

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