GLENMOOR -- A spokeswoman from American Electric Power was urging Glenmoor area residents to seek alternative shelter Monday night after a power outage left 3,800 customers without power as temperatures plunged.
Glenmoor is in southern Columbiana County, between East Liverpool and Beaver Creek State Park.
Carmen Prati-Miller, a spokeswoman with AEP Ohio, said both circuits from the Glenmoor substation were unable to operate after an equipment failure occurred at 7:15 p.m. Monday. Repairs were underway, but were expected to take some time.
"It may be all night," Prati-Miller said later Monday. "People need to take shelter tonight, because it's not going to be an easy fix."
The areas reportedly being affected included Y and O Road and other parts of Glenmoor, LaCroft, Bell School Road and Pleasant Heights.
A severe wind chill advisory alert also was issued in the county Monday. That alert from the National Weather Service will be in place until 11 a.m. on Wednesday. Temperatures without wind chill were expected to reach as low as 5 degrees before morning. Those venturing outside could face wind chills as low as minus-10 degrees.