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Transformer failure causes power outage for 380 West Side residents

January 22, 2019

Transformer failure causes power outage for 380 West Side residents

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- As the wind chill dropped below zero this morning, nearly 400 West Side city residents were without electricity.

Cleveland Public Power confirmed that about 380 customers were impacted by a power outage this morning that has since been fixed. CPP said the outage was caused by a transformer failure.

The outage, which CPP announced on its Facebook page about 6 a.m., lasted about three hours, according to the city utility’s marketing department. CPP said the outage affected customers from Fenwick to Denison avenues, from West 41st to West 63rd streets and from Broadview Road to West 11th Street, from Mayview Avenue to Spring Road.‬ Power was restored to the Old Brooklyn area about 7 a.m. and all power was back on by about 8:15, CPP said on Facebook.

We are experiencing an outage in the following areas:from Fenwick to Denison, from West 41 to West 63 and from Broadview Road to West 11th Street, from Mayview Avenue to Spring Road.Crews are responding and we hope to have repairs completed as quickly as possible.— ClevelandPublicPower (@clepublicpower) January 22, 2019

Back in August, about 40,000 residents on the city’s West Side experienced an outage. According to Cleveland.com at the time, the outage occurred when a power line connecting a FirstEnergy substation to a Cleveland Public Power substation failed and there was no working backup line. The backup line had been out of service since 2016, but CPP said today that the line has since been repaired and played no role in today’s outage.

CPP has not replied to further questions regarding the age of the transformer and other equipment in the area or other factors that led to today’s outage.

-- This story may update.

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