Downed power pole closes road in Ellsworth

Ellsworth pole
Ellsworth Road is shut down after a power pole fell across it Saturday morning.

ELLSWORTH, Ohio (WKBN) – A stretch of road is shut down today after a power pole fell across it.

Police and fire crews responded to Ellsworth Road near U.S. Route 224 about 9:30 a.m. after the pole and live wires fell across it.

Ohio Edison also responded and cut power to the line.

Officials believe the pole toppled due to age.

As of 10:45 a.m., there were still about 70 customers without power.

The road is expected to be closed until early afternoon.

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