Power issues resolved

Officials with FirstEnergy power company said service is back to normal on Wednesday after a series of outages around northeast Ohio.

The high voltage line that snapped Tuesday in Struthers was one of a number of problems crews resolved, including a malfunctioning substation in Lordstown and other problems in the Boardman area.

Officials said some of the problems were caused by Tuesday’s hotter-than-usual conditions.

More than 10,000 customers lost power at different times on Tuesday. A number of larger customers, including WKBN and WYTV, have voluntarily operated on generator power the last few days to help ease demand on the electrical grid.

“Our system is typically built to a very robust standard,” said FirstEnergy spokesman Mark Durbin. “It can withstand extreme temperatures. On occasion, they do happen like they did yesterday and what we do is try to get our customers back as quick as we can.”

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