Number of residents without power in Austintown decreases to about 200

As of 12:30 p.m., a little more than 200 customers were still affected

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – According to Ohio Edison, about 4,000 people were without power as of 9 a.m. Sunday morning.

The power is still out for the majority of customers in Austintown Township and a couple hundred in Youngstown, but numbers are quickly decreasing.

As of 12:30 p.m., a little more than 200 customers were still affected.

WKBN called Ohio Edison who said the outages were caused by a transformer that blew up off Meridian Road.

Ohio Edison also said crews are working to fix the damaged equipment and expect power to be restored by 1 p.m.

Around 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning, Ohio Edison’s website had reported over 8,000 outages between Austintown Township and Youngstown.

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