Thu. 11:23am: FirstEnergy working to restore power

AKRON – FirstEnergy utility crews continue working to restore about 40,000 customers who remain without service after strong storms moved through our service areas in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

According to a release from the company, more than 200,000 FirstEnergy utility customers were affected by the storm. As of 10 a.m., FirstEnergy outage totals include:

West Penn Power 11,000 customers

Mon Power 12,000 customers

Ohio Edison 8,400 customers

Toledo Edison 7,000 customers

The Illuminating Company Less than 2,000 customers

The majority of customers are expected to be restored today, with customers in some of the more heavily damaged areas restored by midnight Friday.

To report an outage, customers should call 888-LIGHTSS (888-544-4877) or click the “Report Outage” link on

The company also advises customers to immediately report downed wires to their electric company or local police or fire department.

Always assume downed wires are carrying electricity, and keep children and pets away from downed wires.