Thousands of homes and businesses lost power Friday morning across the Valley.

According to the FirstEnergy website, there were 1,222 outages in the city as of noon.

A map showed that the impacted area included Downtown and the East Side.

The utility estimated that power would be restored is now 2:30 p.m.

A FirstEnergy representative told 21 News that the outage was due to a switching error made while the utility was conducting a procedure to balance the electrical load for customers.

In Trumbull County, 6,767 customers were without power in Girard, with 3,587, and power is now expected to be restored by 2 p.m.; Weathersfield Township with 1,071 and is expected to be restored by 2 p.m.; McDonald has 1,452 outages. All Trumbull outages are expected to be restored by 1 pm.