MCDONALD, Ohio (WKBN) – A crash in the area caused power outages affecting about 8,500 customers in Girard, McDonald, Austintown and Youngstown.

FirstEnergy spokeswoman Lauren Siburkis confirmed that customers’ power was restored by 1:40 p.m. Thursday.

Due to the outage, McDonald Local Schools dismissed students early.

K-6 students at Roosevelt were dismissed at 12:30 p.m. Parents were told to either pick up their children or notify the district that it was OK to release them; otherwise, students would remain at the building until normal dismissal time, according to information released from the district to the community.

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Due to the crash, there were traffic delays on Salt Springs Road, between the two truck stops.