Power outages knock out electricity to thousands of people in the region; More than 6K remain in Clark County – WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio
A major power outage initially interrupted electrical service to about 16,000 Ohio Edison customers, and other outages were reported in the area, according to online outage maps and an Ohio Edison spokesperson. .
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The outage involved a transmission line and currently cut service to 6,496 Ohio Edison customers as of 11:50 a.m. Friday. At the height of the outages, more than 16,000 Ohio Edison customers were without power.
A spokesperson for Ohio Edison said the outage was caused by a tree downing a transmission line. The transmission lines are described as large lines that serve thousands of customers, rather than smaller lines seen in neighborhoods, the spokesperson said.
Ohio Edison crews have begun the switchover phase to move power normally going to the main transmission line to a backup line to restore power, the spokesperson said.
All Ohio Edison customers affected by the outage should have power restored by noon.
Including the big outage in Clark County, outages are also being reported in other parts of the region following Friday’s storms. As of 11:50 a.m., more than 8,400 outages have been reported across the three major power providers.
- County of Champagne: 1,453
- Clinton County: 270
- Montgomery County: 85
- Fewer than 5 outages reported in Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, and Warren counties
- Butler County: 106
- Clinton County 63
- Warren County: 8
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