(WKBN) – At the height of the storms Thursday night into Friday morning, 63,000 customers were impacted by power outages in the Valley, according to FirstEnergy.
As of 10 p.m. Friday, about 13,000 are still without service.
“We currently have contractor crews assisting with our restoration efforts and expect to secure additional resources throughout the day,” said Lauren Siburkis, supervisor, state and regulatory communications of FirstEnergy.
Siburkis said the flood and tree damage across the areas is widespread, consisting of hundreds of broken poles and crossarms, downed power lines and fallen trees and debris across roads.
“Our primary focus at this stage is to remove any hazards and assess the damage so that our crews can access the site of an outage and begin to safely make the repairs,” Siburkis said.
Siburkis said there is no restoration time for customers right now, and the work will be a “multi-day” event for some areas. When a restoration time is determined, Siburkis said it will be posted to the FirstEnergy outage map that customers can check.