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, November 12, 2012
Power went out near Fox Run and Call Road in Stow around 10:30 a.m. Monday.
Update 1:36 p.m.: FirstEnergy Spokesperson said power that went out for about 500 customers Monday at 10:30 a.m. was restored to everyone as of 1:36 p.m. Originally he thought there was a problem with a device on an electrical poll (see below). Durbin said what caused the outage was that there was too much slack in a power line and it was smacking another line in the wind. The problem has been fixed by an employee. _______________________ As of 12:33 p.m. Nov. 12, FirstEnergy's power outage map is showing 503 are without power. First Energy Spokesperson Mark Durbin said the power went out around 10:30 a.m. in the Fox Run, Call Road area of town. He said there was a problem with a device on one of the electrical polls. He said it …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
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 …
Thursday, May 26, 2011
The police chief said the city held up during last night's tornado warning storm.
"The city of Stow escaped any major problems," said Police Chief Louis Dirker. Winds of up to 60 mph swept through the city last night beginning around 7:30 p.m. The National Weather Service issued three warnings: Tornado, Flooding and Severe Thunderstorm. A police clerk said there are no reports of any large trees down, road closures or power lines down as of 11 a.m. Last evening during the storm, knocked power out to about 2,300 in Kent, Brimfield and Stow. As of 11 a.m. today, Mark Durbin, spokesperson for FirstEnergy Corp., said power is restored to everyone now. While Stow did OK, it seems our neighbors to the southwest didn't fair as well. Two funnel clouds were sighted in Cuyahoga Falls May 25. "Our dispatch center received several …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
High speed winds whipped through Stow causing power to go out to homes and businesses.
Last updated: May 26 11:56 a.m. Power is restored to everyone in Stow, click here for the update. About 2,300 customers in Stow, Brimfield and Kent are without power following a storm that brought Tornado Warnings to the city, said Ray Martinez, spokesperson for FirstEnergy Corp. "I believe those numbers will climb," said Martinez. "We have blown fuses, breakers still open and lines down." The power went out around 8 p.m. May 25. Martinez said he is unsure when power will be restored. At one point, power was out for about 3,000. "I can't begin to give an estimated time of restoration," he said. "The rain is coming down hard and it's difficult for guys to patrol the lines and see where problems are." Outages are scattered, but several are …
Thursday, April 28, 2011
A wind storm that picked up overnight knocked out power to more businesses and residents in the city.
Last updated: 2:32 p.m. FirstEnergy Corp. said power has been restored to about 430 of the 450 homes and businesses that were without power this morning because of high winds and trees falling onto power lines. FirstEnergy Corp. got power restored to about 1,600 businesses and residents Wednesday, but the wind ripped through Stow early this morning and there were about 450 new outages. Riverview Elementary is closed today. The school has power, but the district said power lines are down nearby on North River Road. Indian Trail Elementary does not have power and is closed. As of 8 a.m., Mark Durbin, spokesperson for FirstEnergy, said there are 15,000 in the Akron area without power. In Stow, 450 homes and businesses are without power this…