May 25, 2016

Mostly cloudy

Much of Oberlin loses power

A wide-spread power outage has swept through Oberlin city today, according to Oberlin police officer McCloskey.

Although uncertain if those in the townships lost power, McCloskey confirmed the outage within the city limits.

The cause is not clear, but McCloskey says it may be a shortage in Ohio Edison’s system, the company that controls Oberlin’s energy.

Because the stop lights have lost power, police are out in the streets controlling traffic and setting up temporary stop signs.