Update 7 p.m.: Power is restored to all but 12 people in Stow, said FirstEnergy Spokesman Mark Durbin. He said those homes will be back on within the hour.
All traffic lights except for the one at State Route 91 and Uniondale Drive.
The cause of the downed line is not known as of 7:04 p.m.
"I appreciate the quick response handling the calls by the dispatchers and I appreciate the residents' understanding," said Mayor Sara Drew. "Hopefully the rest of the evening will be quiet."
Updated 6:40 p.m.: Power was restored to 13,000 customers as of 6:22 p.m., said Durbin.
Updated 6:28 p.m.: Still about 14,000 without power. Some traffic lights are beginning to come back on.
Mayor Sara Drew asked Patch to remind motorists to treat all lights that are off as a four way stop. Stow's reserve officers are coming in to assist with traffic.
The mayor also said dispatch is getting swamped with 9-1-1 calls and to not call unless it is an emergency.
"We're doing everything we can to keep people updated and to restore power," said Drew.
- Updated: 6:01 p.m.: About 14,000 customers are without power, according to Durbin. It began at 5:10 p.m. "Crews are patrolling some lines to see where the problem might be," he said.
- Updated 5:52 p.m.: Capt. Mark Stone said a primary power line is down on City Center Boulevard and it caused a grass fire.
There are 10,774 homes in Stow without power as of 5:27 p.m. Wednesday, according to FirstEnergy's online outage map.
Someone on Facebook said there is a downed line behind the with a grass fire. Stow Patch is investigating.
Stow Patch is also waiting to hear back from FirstEnergy. Continue to check the site for more information.
A Facebook user west of State Route 91, someone on Fishcreek Road and a Kent Road resident said their power was out.
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