Energy news from Omaha Public Power District
The appearance of those clouds in the sky can preview the weather forecast.
Power poles support thousands of miles of electric lines, here is what makes up the poles.
See how OPPD prepares for the damaging effects of ice and wind on power lines - and how wind alone can be just as dangerous.
A number of things can cause an outage: stormy weather, animals interfering with equipment, tree limbs in power lines or equipment failure.
OPPD installs air flow spoilers in some spots that can be prone to galloping lines during winter storms.
The equipment added to power lines stops them from falling victim to "galloping" during icy winter weather.
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