UPDATE: Ohio Edison crews mobilize in advance of expected snowstorm


UPDATE: Ohio Edison crews mobilize in advance of expected snowstorm

AKRON

As a large spring storm intensifies along the East Coast, FirstEnergy Corp. utilities Cincluding ohio Edison and Penn Power, are mobilizing employees and resources to restore customers should the storm disrupt customers’ electric service headed into the work week.

While some light snowfall is expected in the east, the majority of the precipitation is expected in western portions of the company’s service area, including western Pennsylvania and northeastern Ohio.

Monday’s expected wet snow and high winds have the potential to cause damage to the electrical system, especially since many trees already have leaves due to an unseasonably warm spring. Heavily weighted branches, limbs and entire trees may fall, taking down power lines and snapping utility poles.

Up to 10 inches of snow has been forecast for some of the utility’s service area.

FirstEnergy meteorologists continue to monitor weather conditions.

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