Power outages leave more than 4,500 customers out of power on city’s west side

POwer outage slowing traffic

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Cleveland Public Power is now reporting the power outage was “more expansive than originally thought.”

CPP updated their social media pages at 2:41 p.m. and notified customers that all residents without power should now be restored.

In a Facebook post CPP said they had restored power from the Division Avenue substation and were working on the W. 41st. substation which when done, would restore service to remaining customers.

Westpark resident Cordelia Williams said her power went out just before 1 p.m.

By 2:26 p.m. Cleveland Public Power had restored service from the Division Avenue substation.

Cleveland Public Power called the outage a “major power outage impacting CPP customers served by multiple west side stations.”

Cleveland Public Power originally reported that 4,500 customers on the near west side are out of power.

“We are experiencing a pretty wide spread outage on the Westside,” Cleveland Public Power wrote in a tweet. “Our primary focus is to restore electricity to all customers affected.”

19 News has made several calls to Cleveland Public Power but was unable to get through.

All affected Cleveland Fire Stations are running on generators. They are reporting that dispatch phones are worked as normal.

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