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Power restored after outage affected about 3,000 First Energy customers

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Posted at 6:46 PM, Aug 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-17 20:28:25-04

Over 1,000 FirstEnergy customers on Cleveland’s east side were without power after a contractor struck power lines while digging on a construction project.

FirstEnergy confirmed the contractor has no affiliation or ties to FirstEnergy, and was digging on a construction project in the city of Beachwood.

FirstEnergy crews were on scene, working to restore power, a representative with the company said. At first, about 3,000 customers across Cuyahoga County were without power, but FirstEnergy has since restored power to all but a handful of customers in the area.