MOUNT VERNON — At least two power outages Sunday in Mount Vernon were related, according to AEP Ohio.
According to AEP’s Suzanne Priore, just after 10:30 a.m. on Sunday morning the power went out in the downtown, affecting customers along Main Street to Wooster Road and from Mulberry Street to Highland Drive. That power outage affected over 500 customers. The cause is being attributed to an unknown equipment issue, according AEP.
There were two scheduled outages Sunday for Vine and Gambier at 7:30 a.m and 8 a.m. The outages were not related to the outages later in the day.
Businesses in the downtown that were open closed early for the day. The outage moved the final performance of “The Wizard of Oz” until the evening at the Memorial Theater.
As crews transferred those without power onto a new line around 3:30 p.m., the surge caused the line to snap and fall on Sandusky Street, between Sugar Street and Hamtramck Street.
Crews made quick work of that and were able to restore the power to over 1,000 residents.