UPDATE 7:14 P.M.
Power has been almost completely restored to almost all customers in Stow after a down power line knocked out nearly 14,000 customers late Wednesday afternoon. Only 7 customers are without electricity according to FirstEnergy Spokesman Mark Durbin.
Durbin tells AkronNewsNow.com those homes will be back to full service within the hour. The cause of the downed line is still uncertain.
UPDATE: 6:55 P.M.
Power was out for Stow residents late Wednesday afternoon for over 10,000 FirstEnergy customers.
FirstEnergy Spokesman Mark Durbin tells AkronNewsNow.com how the problem started.
"About 5:10 p.m. a wire came down along Darrow Road in Stow affecting 14,000 customers," Durbin said.
FirstEnergy crews immediately went out to investigate and restore power
As of 6:43 p.m Wednesday, most customers have been fully restored with about 1,500 still in the dark.
The outage does not appear to be heat-related but crews are currently investigating to see what the caused the wire to come down.
Traffic lights in the area are starting to come back on. FirstEnergy crews say they will continue to be out until all customers are restored.
Power is reportedly out to about 10,000 FirstEnergy customers in Stow. There are no other details on the cause of that outage at this time.