November 28, 2014

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UPDATED: Equipment failure caused Elyria power outages

Equipment failure at two Ohio Edison substations is being blamed for power outages in Elyria.

The first equipment failure took place at about 10:20 p.m. Tuesday, according to Gary Mortus, an Ohio Edison spokesman. The outage affected about 2,300 customers, and power was restored to those customers at 4:30 a.m.

Crews took extra time to repair the outage to help prevent future problems for those customers, Mortus said.

A second equipment failure at a different substation took place at about 8 a.m. Wednesday and affected about 2,600 customers, Mortus said. As of 10:20 a.m., power had been restored to all customers except for three. Crews were working to restore power to those three customers.

The Lorain County Justice Center will be closed all day because of the power outage.

Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino said the police station was also without power, but a backup generator was used and emergency operations were not affected.

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(9:17 a.m.) Power is out for more than 2,800 Ohio Edison customers this morning, including parts of downtown Elyria.

The majority of the 2,860 customers without power are in Elyria. A direct cause of the outage is not available at this time.

According to Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino, the power outage does not appear to be related to any vehicle crash.

Costantino said this morning’s outage appears to be related to an outage last night. He said Ohio Edison was working on Huron Street in the area of the tracks.

The Lorain County Justice Center will be closed all day because of the power outage. Costantino said the police station is also without power, but a backup generator is in use and emergency operations are not being affected.

According to Ohio Edison’s website, restoration is estimated for 11 a.m.

Check back for more information as it becomes available.

  • Scout

    So doesn’t the Justice Center have a backup generator? And if it does who is responsible for maintaining it? While the power was out the Justice Center was surrounded by police and fire trucks. If it had a backup generator that would not have been the case.