Cuyahoga Falls Working 'Around the Clock' to Fix Power Outages

Over 5,000 Cuyahoga Falls residents lost power during the storm last night. That number has dwindled to roughly 250. In related news, Broad Boulevard has reopened.

The past 12 hours in Cuyahoga Falls have been a trying time for residents and repair crews.

When the storm hit on Monday night, over 5,000 people lost power, and due to the ongoing efforts of electric and street department workers, that number has dwindled down to roughly 250, said Cuyahoga Falls Electric Superintendent Mike Dougherty. 

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Crews have concentrated their attention on the remaining affected areas, which include residents living along Haas, Steels Corners and Akron-Peninsula Road.

There are also multiple isolated power outages affecting single-family homes across the city. 

"We've been working around the clock to get everyone back in service," said Dougherty. 

Cuyahoga Falls Service Director Valerie Wax Carr expects that power should be fully restored by early Tuesday afternoon.

In related news, Broad Boulevard was closed this morning due to malfunctioning railroad gates, caused by the high winds, said Carr.

CSX Railroad crews have fixed the problem and the boulevard has reopened.

Janet Ellinger October 31, 2012 at 12:27 AM
CF electric crews are the best!! So are the snow removal crews!
Jeff Fullerton November 06, 2012 at 12:11 AM
We should all take a moment and thank our hard working men and women in the Cuyahoga Falls Electric Dept. We really take these people and their great service for granted. I sat and watch my trees bending in the high winds of Superstorm Sandy and yet my lights never blinked. I rest assured that we have a great system here in Cuyahoga Falls and I know that if there was a problem my power would be restored quickly, much quicker than an Ohio Edison customer. So if you see any of these hardworking linemen please take a moment and say thank you. Thank them for trudgeing through the worst of weather, climbing icey power poles in the winter, and working in hot, confining environments to keep your lights on. Jeff Fullerton


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