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Power restored in Cuyahoga Falls after city-wide outage

(Source: Cuyahoga Falls)
(Source: Cuyahoga Falls)(Source: Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Don Walters)
Published: Oct. 20, 2021 at 6:18 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 20, 2021 at 8:56 AM EDT
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CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio (WOIO) - FirstEnergy crews and Cuyahoga Falls electric employees worked together to restore power to the city early Wednesday.

Power went out around 4 p.m. Tuesday when arcing caused a FirstEnergy main transmission pole to catch fire and break near the top just outside Cuyahoga Falls city limits.

The damaged then tripped a breaker which serves over half the city.

Recap of this horrible event: arcing caused a First Energy main transmission pole to catch fire and break near the top....

Posted by Mayor Don Walters on Wednesday, October 20, 2021

After encountering a number of problems late Tuesday into Wednesday, FirstEnergy crews and Cuyahoga Falls electric employees brought the power back on gradually.

According to Mayor Don Walters, bringing on all customers at once would have caused a major surge.

During the outage, generators were attached to traffic signals at main intersections and the water plant, police station, five fire stations and 911 dispatch center were also running on generators.

Walters added they are working on preventing this from happening again.

“I can’t speak for FirstEnergy, but I am sorry for the inconvenience we all suffered,” Walters said.

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