UPDATE: Power Restored to All by 8 p.m. After Power Line Down by City Hall (Photos)

The downed line behind the safety center caused a small grass fire.

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. 

Please write in the comments section of this story what area you live in if your power is out. (Unless of course, you're electronics aren't charged ... then you won't be reading this at all.)

Lori June 27, 2012 at 09:55 PM
Stow woods development between Graham and fishcreek all out
Rasecarz June 27, 2012 at 09:58 PM
Meadowlark trl Heather hills area. No power here either
Christina Getrost June 27, 2012 at 09:59 PM
Stow munroe falls public library is without poorer and is closed.
Rob Myers June 27, 2012 at 09:59 PM
No power from graham/rt8 to fishcreek/stow rd. Inching my way home. Remember, non-working traffic lights mean 4-way stops!
Christina Getrost June 27, 2012 at 10:00 PM
That should say power, not poorer. Oops.
Lori June 27, 2012 at 10:02 PM
Munroe Falls Falls River development has no power.
Christina Getrost June 27, 2012 at 10:02 PM
The burger king at fishcreek and graham had power, as of 30 minutes ago. I think they are on a different grid.
Rob Myers June 27, 2012 at 10:04 PM
Call rd/stow rd is working!
Johnny Appleseed June 27, 2012 at 10:07 PM
Stow RD from City Center down to Fishcreek, also saw traffic lights out at 8 and graham. Firstenergy site says 69% of Stow and 92% of Munroe Falls out. I actually witnessed the burning power line, had to detour my way home. I thought it was fireworks at the time...lots of smoke and sparks
Jessica Dickey June 27, 2012 at 10:09 PM
I wonder when it will be back on.
Lyndsey Marie June 27, 2012 at 10:09 PM
I was in Giant Eagle on Kent Rd when it went out. Every buisiness and light I passed all the way home to Partridge Highlands behind Stow HS is out. Think Handels is having an ice cream sale?! Haha.
Erica Carano June 27, 2012 at 10:09 PM
I'm out on Darrow Rd and my Dad is out in Silver Lake too.
Stow Resident June 27, 2012 at 10:13 PM
Acme has no power but their registers work if u need to buy anything.
Karla Hannan Lutz June 27, 2012 at 10:16 PM
All of Partridge run apartments are out of power on Fishcreek Rd. till, at 6:15p.m. Karla Hannan Lutz
Amy Boukair June 27, 2012 at 10:19 PM
Genevieve off of Graham is without power. Heard lots of "booms" around 5.00.
Amy Boukair June 27, 2012 at 10:23 PM
Lol. I leave a comment, and the power comes back on....
Rasecarz June 27, 2012 at 10:25 PM
Powers back on
David Muniak June 27, 2012 at 10:30 PM
Power is back on.
David Muniak June 27, 2012 at 10:30 PM
Power is back on.
Renee June 27, 2012 at 10:33 PM
This outage is all the way to North River in Munroe Falls!
Patti June 27, 2012 at 10:38 PM
Thank you so much Stow Patch for quick action to let us know what was going on!!! You were the first place I checked with my iPhone since nothing else was working. You deserve a gold star!
Amanda Harnocz June 27, 2012 at 10:40 PM
Thanks to Patty and everyone else for checking Patch first for your local breaking news!
Amanda Harnocz June 27, 2012 at 10:40 PM
I'm hearing that power is back on a lot of places. True?
Jennifer Jones June 27, 2012 at 11:05 PM
Yay, Power back on at Studio Luxe Salon!!!
Tom Tucker June 28, 2012 at 12:34 AM
"The mayor also said dispatch is getting swamped with 9-1-1 calls and to not call unless it is an emergency. " Everyone of those morons should be yelled at. Unless you're on a respirator, oxygen and the such, what part of EMERGENCY ONLY do you morons calling 9-1-1 do NOT understand? Stow has a non-emergency line. Call that! Plus, how many of the 9-1-1 nitwits bothered to call FirstEnergy to report their outage, but instead bombarded dispatch with their NON-EMERGENCY CALL while those who might have had an emergency were delayed. If people aren't being idiots, they're being selfish!
Amy Boukair June 28, 2012 at 02:34 AM
Does anyone else have AT&T U-verse? Since the power came back on, I suddenly have no phone service. My cable and internet are fine. I have to have a technician come out... anyone else having the same problem?
Lori June 28, 2012 at 02:42 AM
Stow Patch was the first place I checked from my phone to find out info and it was there immediately! Great job on getting the info out...we really appreciate being kept informed.
Amanda Harnocz June 28, 2012 at 02:46 AM
That's awesome Lori, thanks so much.
Amanda Harnocz June 28, 2012 at 02:46 AM
Amy, if I hear of anything I'll let you know. Lemme know how this works out.
Mindy Davis June 28, 2012 at 03:03 AM
We were without power at Discount drug mart for about an hour and a half-it was a nightmare, but our customers were very understanding. I'm so glad they got it restored so quickly!


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