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Equipment failure leads to overnight power outage in Elyria


An equipment failure led to a power outage for hundreds of people in Elyria overnight.

Late Thursday night, the power went out for about 600 people in Elyria. After some investigation, workers for FirstEnergy discovered that a circuit recloser — a piece of equipment that closes a circuit when it has been broken — had failed.

“Sometimes you’ll see your lights flicker but not go out,” said FirstEnergy spokesman Chris Eck. “That’s a circuit recloser doing its job.”

The recloser was repaired and power was restored by 9 a.m.

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