AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WKBN)- Thousands of Austintown residents woke up without power Friday morning.
As a result of the outages, Superintendent Cappuzzello announced that school is closed at Austintown Local School District on Friday, November 18.
According to First Energy’s website, 4,669 people were without power in Mahoning County as of 6:05 a.m. Out of the outages 4,480 were in Austintown.
Earlier 5,515 customers were without power in Mahoning County as of 4:15 a.m. Of those outages, 5,320 are in Austintown and nearly 200 were without power in Youngstown. There are also a handful of outages in both Canfield and Boardman Township.
First Energy said that the outages were due to an issue with an insulator along a transmission line that crews are currently addressing.