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FirstEnergy making pole repairs in Cuyahoga Falls Sunday; residents asked to conserve power

First Energy
Posted at 1:21 PM, Nov 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-05 13:46:08-04

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio — FirstEnergy announced Friday that it will begin making repairs to a damaged transmission line pole that caused a near city-wide power outage in Cuyahoga Falls on Oct. 19.

Crews will begin the work on Sunday, Nov. 7 at 6 a.m., which will last approximately eight hours.

In order to make the repairs, FirstEnergy said it need to disconnect power to make needed repairs. In preparation, the City of Cuyahoga Falls has made modifications to the electric system, including the use of nine large generators.

There will be six generators at the service complex on Bailey Road and three near the water treatment plant on Munroe Falls Avenue, and with all operating, they will result in increased noise in the area.

“These generators coupled with the limited power from Theiss Substation, should be adequate to keep the city energized, given that total usage for a typical Sunday morning is low,” Cuyahoga Falls said in a statement.

Customers are encouraged to limit their power consummation during this time.

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