YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – One week after a windstorm left thousands without power throughout the Valley, another windstorm took out power for thousands Saturday afternoon — and it may be a few days before they see their electricity return.
Power outages in the Valley:
According to FirstEnergy, the following counties are reporting the following numbers of customers without power as of 1 p.m. Tuesday:
- Columbiana County: 79
- Mahoning County: 283
- Trumbull County: 1,276
- Mercer County: 1,841
- Lawrence County: 238
Regional outages and estimated restoration times provided by FirstEnergy (as of 12 p.m. Monday):
Ohio Edison – Approximately 196,200 customers in northeast Ohio lost power due to the storm, and about 9,400 remain without service. Service is expected to be restored to the majority of customers by 11 p.m. Tuesday.
Penn Power – Approximately 38,500 customers in western Pennsylvania lost power and about 7,900 remain without service. Service is expected to be restored to the majority of customers by 11 p.m. Tuesday.
West Penn Power – Approximately 98,400 customers in western Pennsylvania lost power and about 4,700 remain without service. Service is expected to be restored to the majority of customers by 11 p.m. Tuesday.
Local officials are asking customers not to call 911 or the dispatch center with power outages. Please call FirstEnergy or your local power provider.
It’s also good practice to assume that all downed lines are dangerous, as they can potentially charge the ground and nearby objects. FirstEnergy advises staying at least 30 feet away from downed or low-hanging wires.
In Mahoning County, the Poland Township Hall on Dobbins Road will be open for warming and device charging.
In Trumbull County, the Brookfield administration building is open as a warming and charging center but will not be open overnight.
In Mercer County, the Shenango Township building will be open for individuals to use bathroom facilities, charge electronics, watch TV or use sinks for water. The West Middlesex Borough building will also serve as a warming station.