Equipment malfunction knocks out power to 16,000 in Boardman, Youngstown

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Power has now been restored

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(WYTV) – The power went out for 16,000 customers in Boardman Township and Youngstown Thursday afternoon.

First Energy said it happened around 1:30 p.m. because of an issue with a piece of equipment — there was a circuit lockout at a substation.

Crews were able to manually reset it, restoring power after a couple of hours.

A few traffic lights were reportedly out as well on South Avenue, Market Street and Glenwood Avenue.

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