Power restored in Valley as heat rages on
Mahoning Valley residents are feeling the heat Wednesday as thousands have lost electric power in Trumbull and Mahoning counties on Wednesday.
5 a.m. Thursday. FirstEnergy's website shows fewer than 5 outages in Mercer County.
8:30 p.m.: Power has shut back off for a great deal of Boardman residents with 578 out of Mahoning County's total of 640 outages being in Boardman. 42 outages have also been reported in Youngstown.
7:30 p.m.: Power is returning to even more Valley communities with Mahoning County reporting just seven outages and Trumbull and Columbiana Counties are both reporting five or less outages.
4:20 p.m.: Electrical outrages have dropped, with Mahoning County currently reporting 381 outages, and Trumbull County with 337 outages. All power is expected to be restored by no later than 6:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m.: Trumbull County is reporting 1,115 outages, with most in Liberty Township (966); 140 without power in Newton Township; 145 in Weathersfield Township; Warren, 60; Lordstown, 94; Girard now has less than 10, down from 2,914 earlier in the day; and 10 or less outages reported in Braceville, Champion, Newton Falls, and Niles.
Most outages in Trumbull County are expected to be restored by 5 or 5:30 p.m Wednesday.
In Mahoning Co., 1,405 homes are without power Wednesday, with 1,144 homes in Youngstown. Other communities reporting outages include Campbell with 82 households, Milton Township with 55 reported outages; Sebring, Springfield Township and Austintown all with less than five outages reported. Most outages in Mahoning are expected to be restored by 5 or 5:30 p.m Wednesday.
Earlier in the day, 4,735 homes lost power.