Crews work to restore power to thousands across Valley

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Ohio Edison worked to restore thousands of power outages across the Valley from a storm over the weekend. 

Power went out to many areas during severe weather Sunday evening.

In Mahoning County, the bulk of the outages were in Youngstown, Boardman, Poland, Canfield and Campbell.  At one point on Sunday night, there were more than 14,000 customers in Mahoning County without power.

In Columbiana County, most of the outages reported were in Butler Township, Knox Township and Perry Township.  

Chris Eck, with First Energy, said a concentrated area of heavy wind is to blame for the power outages.

“The nature of these wind storms is that they come through and create a lot of damaged areas and sites, might have to visit a couple hundred spots before they can restore everything to service. Not all of the repairs are as time-consuming as these are, but that’s what’s happening. It’s just a while to get everywhere to fix everything.”

As of 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, 180 First Energy customers were still without power in Mahoning County and 17 were without power in Columbiana County. 

In Pennsylvania, less than 10 customers were without power in Mercer County, as of 11:30 a.m. 

First Energy said they hope to have power restored to everyone by Tuesday night. They urge people to stay away from any down lines.

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