LES reminds customers to prepare for winter weather

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LINCOLN, Neb. – With potentially severe winter weather in the forecast, LES is reminding customers to prepare in case they experience power outages.

Before a storm, LES advises customers to locate their service panel and learn how to operate their main circuit breaker. LES also urges customers to prepare a winter emergency kit including items such as a blanket, disposable hand warmers, non-perishable food, a manual can opener, bottled water, an LED flashlight, a first aid kit and a battery-operated or wind-up radio to keep up on outage information.

If you or someone in your home depends on power for respiratory or mobility purposes, LES recommends having a backup generator or an emergency backup plan in case power is out for extended periods of time. In life-threatening situations, please call 911. In the event of a power outage, customers should report their outage online at LES.com/report or through LES PowerLine, the utility’s outage call management system at 1-888-365-2412. PowerLine recognizes the phone numbers customers provide and matches them to the service address, so please ensure your information is up-to-date before a storm by calling 402-475-4211. When outages occur, our line technicians work hard to restore service as quickly as possible.

LES performs maintenance activities year-round to help prevent outages by trimming trees, replacing underground cable and ensuring equipment is operating properly. We monitor the weather closely and will have extra crews on-call if the threat of severe weather arises.

Follow LES on Twitter and Facebook for power restoration updates in the event of an outage, and visit LES.com to view our outage map.