High winds cause power outages


YOUNGSTOWN -- Winds of up to 50 mph caused power outages throughout the region early today, said Paul Harkey, Ohio Edison spokesman.
Roughly 21,000 customers were affected in Ashtabula, Trumbull, Mahoning, Columbiana, Mercer and Lawrence counties, he said.
At 3:20 a.m., power went out in the Boardman-Canfield-Salem corridor for 16 minutes, affecting about 7,000 customers, he said.
At 5:33 a.m., a line serving Salem to Canfield failed, affecting about 10,000 customers, Harkey said. Power was to be restored by 7:30 a.m.
Harkey said he began receiving calls at 2 a.m. for power outages.

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