- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 2, 2016

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The number of Nebraska utility customers without power because of the snow and wind has been cut to less than 4,000 by midday Tuesday.

The state’s major utilities say they are making significant progress. Earlier Tuesday morning, more than 20,000 customers had lost power.

Most of the outages have been in the Omaha area where heavy, wet snow combined with strong winds to cause problems. The Omaha Public Power District says the number of customers without power in its territory was about 3,378 at noon.

Crews from the Omaha and Nebraska Public Power Districts and the Lincoln Electric System are working to restore power, but the storm was creating challenging conditions at times.

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