Lake County power outage blamed on circuit breaker malfunction at Painesville Twp substation

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FirstEnergy is reporting that power has been restored to all customers in Lake County after a one-hour power outage.

Mentor had 2,834 without power; Fairport Harbor 1,740; Madison Township 1,511. They were the largest communities affected.\

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FirstEnergy's Mark Durbin tells WKYC a circuit breaker at the Painesville Township substation malfunctioned, causing the outage.

More than 20,000 in Lake County were without power at the height of the outage.

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