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3,000 without power in Lincoln

Map of power outages in Lincoln as of  4:30 p.m. Thursday
Map of power outages in Lincoln as of 4:30 p.m. Thursday(Lincoln Electric System)
Published: Dec. 15, 2021 at 2:04 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 15, 2021 at 6:47 PM CST
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - A 93 mph wind gust was recorded at the Lincoln Airport Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. It’s the second strongest wind gust ever recorded at the Lincoln Airport since 1942.

More than 6,000 people were without power in Lincoln Wednesday afternoon, according to the Lincoln Electric System outage map. By 6:30 p.m. that number was down to 3,100.

Fences, playhouses and old trees weren’t a match for the strong winds that blew through Lincoln Wednesday afternoon. View the slideshow of viewer submitted photos.

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