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Cold temperatures cause power outages across Valley

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The number of people without power in the Mahoning Valley is slowly dropping but there are still thousands without power.

Ohio Edison spokesperson David Turner estimates power will be restored to residents in Austintown by 3 a.m.

According to Ohio Edison's web site, power is estimated to be restored to 2,839 Mahoning County customers by 12 p.m. The hardest hit areas remain Austintown with 1,284 customers in the dark and 1,149 in Youngstown

In Trumbull County, power is estimated to be restored to 4,186 customers by 12 p.m. Nearly all of the customers in McDonald are still without power. There are still 1,438 people without power there. In Girard the web site report 1,512 people are without electricity and there are 359 people in the dark in Liberty Township.

According to Ohio Edison, 193 customers in Columbiana County are without power. Electricity is estimated to be restored there by 12 p.m.

The number of people without power in Mercer County dropped to less than five. Power is also estimated to be restored there by 12 p.m.

 

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - More than 10,000 people across the Valley are dealing with the cold temperatures and no electricity.

Over 5,200 people are without power in Mahoning County Monday night.

Youngstown and Austintown are the hardest hit.

St. Elizabeth Hospital has been running on generators.

In Trumbull County, that number is more than 5,700, including the entire village of McDonald, and parts of Weathersfield and Girard.

Ohio Edison says the outages are due to the cold weather, equipment overload and downed lines.

Ohio Edison will not give us an estimated restoration time as crews work on the system.

In Mercer County, the number of outages has gone down to nearly 200, from a downed wire. 

Power is expected to be restored, possibly by 11:30 p.m. there 

 

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