YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Thousands of residents in the Youngstown area were without power after a circuit lockout Tuesday afternoon.
According to First Energy’s website, over 2,700 customers in Youngstown and over 200 customers in Boardman were affected by the outage at one point.
According to a representative from First Energy, a circuit lockout is similar to how a circuit breaker in your home shuts off power when there’s a problem.
The representative said a car hit a utility pole, knocking down power lines and causing the lockout.
Power was restored by 4:30 p.m.