CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – It was an uncomfortable evening for some 20,000 folks in Cleveland as the power went out around 5:30.

Cleveland Public Power spokesperson Shelley Shockley said, “Initial indications suggest a spike in usage created an overload at the W. 41st substation. Crews then transferred load to other substations and restored service. We thank our customers for their patience and we applaud our crews for correcting the problem in a timely manner.”

The outage affected most of the city’s lower west side, near east side and some areas of downtown. It included business and residential customers along with traffic lights and downtown office buildings like City Hall. 

The outage lasted approximately one hour. Power was restored to all customers around 6:30.

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Article Courtesy of WOIO 19 Action News

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