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Power restored for Cleveland Public Power customers on city's west side

Posted: 7:42 PM, Aug 11, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-12 15:14:27Z

The lights are back on for residents living on Cleveland's west side.

According to Cleveland Public Power's Facebook page, power was restored to all customers around 1:52 a.m. on Sunday.

The outage was first reported around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The utility company said its main power line that feeds the entire west side went down and it had to work with CEI, which is owned by the Illuminating Company, to get the line restored. 

The Illuminating Company was quick to react to the situation on social media, claiming CPP's alternate line has been out of service for a year. CPP did not issue a response following the post. 

Illuminating Company‏ @illuminatingco

CPP & CEI are assessing an outage to CPP customers on Cleveland’s west side. CPP couldn’t restore their customers quickly because their own alternate line has been out of service for a year+. We are happy to help restore power once the outage cause is identified.

9:07 PM - 11 Aug 2018

Saturday night's outage also interrupted the Asian Lantern Festival at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. The zoo said they will be adding an extra night to accommodate guests who had to leave the event early. 

Cleveland Zoo‏Verified account @clemetzoo

Thank you to all of the guests who attended the Asian Lantern Festival tonight, August 11. Due to tonight’s Cleveland Public Power massive power outage, we are adding a special night for those who purchased tickets for this evening’s event.

9:05 PM - 11 Aug 2018