Friday, February 8, 2013
Electric utility reports less than two dozen customers without power
The power is out to a few hand fulls of electric customers in Stow this morning, according to FirstEnergy. At least 18 customers are without power this morning, according to the electric utility's online storm center. FirstEnergy reports sparse outages throughout Summit County and Northeast Ohio this morning. Tell us if your power is out and how long you've been without electricity.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Residents are starting to see the high winds and power outages that Hurricane Sandy has pushed to our area.
Residents in Northeast Ohio are beginning to see the impact of Hurricane Sandy as high winds cause power outages across the area and huge waves on Lake Erie. The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for all of Northeast Ohio effective until 4 p.m. Tuesday. More coverage: Hurricane Sandy in Northeast Ohio These winds will be sustained at 30 to 40 miles per hour with gusts of up to 65 miles per hour, the NWS predicts. In addition, a lakeshore flooding warning is in effect until 8 p.m. Tuesday. Waves on the lake could reach up to 22 feet high and the lake will rise three feet over normal levels. A flood watch is in effect for all of Northeast Ohio as we face steady and sometimes heavy rain through Tuesday evening. All …
FirstEnergy preparing for outages across the area as high winds are expected to gust for roughly 24 hours.
Hurricane Sandy could cause power outages beginning tonight and into tomorrow evening in Northeast Ohio, a FirstEnergy spokesperson said. The hurricane is expected to bring strong winds to all of Northeast Ohio for a roughly 24-hour period beginning this evening. Crews have been sent from Ohio to the East Coast, where damage is expected to be more severe and widespread, spokesperson Mark Durbin said, but crews in Northeast Ohio are fully equipped to respond the storm. More coverage: Hurricane Sandy in Northeast Ohio “We would not have sent those crews if we didn’t think we had adequate staffing here to deal with outages,” Durbin added. Though the company is not in “storm mode” yet, crews in Northeast Ohio have been told to prepare for …
Here are guidelines from the USDA regarding the safety of food in a refrigerator without power.
With Hurricane Sandy predicted to bring high winds and power outages to Northeast Ohio today, food safety is a concern. The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service prepared a fact sheet for keeping food safe during an emergency, including losing power. The USDA says to "keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to maintain the cold temperature." But the refrigerator will only keep food safely cold for about four hours if unopened during a power outage, according to the USDA. A full freezer will hold the temperature for about 48 hours if full (24 hours of half full), the USDA says. The USDA emphasizes "never to taste food to determine its safety" and says that you should "evaluate each item separately." Generally…
Friday, October 26, 2012
Frankenstorm is likely to impact Northeast Ohio; here's what you can do to prepare.
The path of Hurricane Sandy's impact stretches as far inland as Northeast Ohio, and meteorologists warn that high winds could cause power outages in the area early next week. More: How Will 'Frankenstorm' Affect Northeast Ohio? The Red Cross recommends that local residents have a power outage preparedness kit that includes water, food, flashlights, a radio, first aid kit, emergency documents and extra cash in case of a prolonged or widespread power outage. More on power outage preparedness here. The organization also has a Hurricane Safety app that includes a bunch of useful features, even for those of us who don't live in a hurricane-prone area, including: More info on that app — as well as the Red Cross' handy first aid app — here.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Ohio Edison reports that service is restored to all but two of 2,500 customers.
A squirrel is to blame for a power outage that created a loss of electric service for about 2,500 Ohio Edison customers this morning in Stow. Ohio Edison spokesman Mark Durbin said the outage was caused by a squirrel that got into a substation located on Graham Road near the intersection of Darrow Road at 7:58 this morning The utility company was able to restore service for 1,000 Stow customers by 8:30 a.m. The remainder of the customers had service restored by 9:11 a.m. – the exact time when Stow Police issued a news release about widespread outages. “We knew immediately there was a problem, jumped on it and made a quick repair,” Durbin said. A spokesperson in Mayor Sara Drew’s office confirmed that all traffic signals in the city are …
Police issue warning about non-working traffic lights; Ohio Edison is en route
Stow Police are reporting that many traffic lights in the city are not currently operating due to a major power outage. Ohio Edison is aware of the problem and has told police that workers should be in town by about 10 a.m. to fix the problem. City employees are in the process of placing generators at the intersections of Graham Road and S.R. 91 and Kent Road and S.R. 91 to assist with traffic flow. Police have issued a reminder that an intersection with a non-functional traffic light or a flashing traffic light should be treated as a four-way stop. Motorists approaching an intersection where a traffic signal is malfunctioning or completely out of service, they should: Check back with Stow Patch for more information on this major power …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Gusts of up to 50 mph are expected until 10 p.m. April 16, 2012.
FirstEnergy (Ohio Edison) is reporting that 50 or less people in Stow are experiencing power outages "due to high winds passing through our service territory." A Mocha Joe's employee said the power went out for a few minutes around 2:30 p.m. April 16, but came back on quickly. Also around 2:30 p.m., the traffic lights at the Graham Road and Darrow Road intersection were flashing red. By 3 p.m. the traffic lights were functioning normally again. "Crews are working to assess the damage and we will provide updates as more information becomes available. We thank you for your patience, and as always, please remember to treat all downed wires as live and dangerous," according to a message on the FirstEnergy website.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
The fire department said a power line is down behind Macy's.
Click here for the latest update. Residents took to the social media outlets after people saw blue and green flahes light up the sky around 7 p.m. Sunday in Stow. Stow Fire Capt. Mark Stone said he was in the area and saw a power line was down behind Macy's. "It was one of the higher voltage lines, but that's all I know right now," Stone said. There are 500 or less without power in Stow as of 10:30 p.m. Sunday night, according to First Energy. For more information, check Stow Patch Monday. In the meantime, tell us what you saw Sunday night in the comments section of this post. Also, if you have photos, please share them by adding the picture to this post.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The school does not have power and is closed Jan. 18, 2012.
Lakeview Intermediate is closed today because the building does not have power. The staff is still asked to go to the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library at 9 a.m. in the upstairs meeting room. After last night's windstorm that passed through with 60 mph winds, First Energy reported about 500 or less were without power in Stow. First Energy hoped to have the power restored by midnight. As of 7:40 a.m., there are still some without power in Stow, Cuyahoga Falls, Akron and Twinsburg. Experience an outage last night? Tell us what area you live in and when the power was turned back on, or if you are still without! Any damage from the storm? Send photos to email@example.com.