Ohio Edison Working to Restore Power to Parts of Downtown Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN – A fire at an Ohio Edison substation in Youngstown at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday caused power outage that affected a swath of the downtown area. The Youngstown firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, said Ohio Edison spokesman Mark Durbin.

The outage initially affected about 400 customers, he said. Traffic signals on West Federal Street were not working Tuesday evening and this morning.

Power was restored in a “phased response” over the evening hours, Durbin said, but additional problems arose and some who had regained power lost it again.

As of 11 a.m. today, about 300 customers were still without power. “We hope to have all power back on soon,” Durbin said late Wednesday morning.

The Mocha House restaurant in the Eastern Gateway Community College main building had no power when staff arrived this morning.

At about 11:15 a.m., its power was restored and the restaurant opened.

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