Power restored after large outage Monday in Mahoning County

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A few calls have come into the newsroom Monday afternoon from people saying they still don’t have power.

There was a power outage Monday morning in Mahoning County.

At the height of the service interruption, more than 2,900 FirstEnergy customers were impacted.

The majority of customers impacted were on the west side of Youngstown. Outages were also reported in Austintown and Canfield.

During the outage, traffic lights weren’t working.

“We have a lot of automated technology in place that helps reduce the length and minimize the impact of power outages when they occur so it helps us get our customers back up and running sooner,” said FirstEnergy spokesperson Lauren Siburkis.

The cause of the outage was due to equipment damage and a downed power line. All power has been restored as of Monday evening.

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