(Cleveland) – The coldest night of the winter was also a dark one for thousands on Cleveland’s west side. About 6 p.m. Tuesday, a transformer at Cleveland Public Power’s W. 41st Street substation failed, causing a brief fire and a major power outage.
Approximately 40,000 CPP customers were without power.
By 9 p.m., crews completed an interim repair and power was restored. In addition, a feeder tripped after the restoration leaving a small section of the Westside without power and crews had to work to restore power to that area.
“We know that power outages are always inconvenient, but with the extreme cold temperatures they are also dangerous,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “Even though power has been restored, we are keeping all of our resources involved as we monitor the situation, and we are still encouraging people to check on their neighbors and relatives to make sure they are safe.”
Customers of FirstEnergy were not affected by the outage.
(Photo by Tom Moore/WTAM 1100)