Stark County: Two overnight outages, different causes

6:27 AM, Jul 25, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Two different problems throughout the early morning hours Wednesday cut off power to thousands in Stark County.

The first outage happened right after 1 a.m. in Jackson Township, where an equipment failure at a substation knocked out power to 4,915 homes and businesses in three cities.

Power was back on by about 2:30 a.m.

Later, a blown transformer at a completely different substation in Alliance caused another power failure affecting 2,681 FirstEnergy customers in the area.

Power should be restored to Alliance and surrounding areas by 7 a.m., said a spokesman for FirstEnergy.


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