Power outage update from City of Cleveland Heights and CEI/First Energy

In an Oct. 25 news release, the City of Cleveland Heights announced that residents who are without power, and need a place to stay warm, "are welcome to come to the Cleveland Heights Community Center, located at 1 Monticello Boulevard at Mayfield Road. It will be open as a warming center all day."

As of Friday morning, according to a City of Cleveland Heights news release, First Energy/CEI estimated that 3,181 Cleveland Heights customers were without power, and an estimated 14,000 CEI customers were without power.

First Energy/CEI estimates that power will be restored to the majority of customers by midnight on Friday, with larger outage groups restored sooner. Some single outages may not be restored until Saturday, according to the company.

To report a power outage, customers should call 1-888-LIGHTSS (544-4877).

First Energy/CEI reminds everyone to treat downed power lines as live and dangerous, and reminds customers that "electric equipment attached to customer homes is owned by the customer and is the customer's responsibility to repair.  If the house pipe and meter base are ripped off the home, the customer needs to have it repaired by an electrician (and inspected / sealed by the city) before CEI will energize the house."

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Volume 6, Issue 12, Posted 12:22 PM, 10.25.2013