EDGERTON, Ohio (WANE) – Power has been restored to all Edgerton Electric customers after a nearly week-long outage, according to a Facebook post from village administrator Dawn Fitzcharles.
The city lost power Monday June 6 after both lightning and a train hit a high voltage line. Generators kicked on Tuesday, and electricity was later fed from another line, with a plan announced to have the city’s own power lines fully restored by Sunday.
FirstEnergy crews were actively working to meet that deadline, and the company was quoted in the post apologizing for the delay.
Fitzcharles says any Edgerton Electric customer whose power did not come back on should call 419-298-2343 and report the problem to dispatch.
Throughout the weekend, the community found creative ways to beat the “no-electric blues.” Sunday, community members were invited to spend the day at the park, with food available and entertainment like corn hole and a piano player.
Local businesses also opened their doors to provide food for the community. Edgerton Mainstop, Phil’s One Stop, and Edgerton Subway are all open for business Sunday. Two food trucks- Rolling Fire Pizza and River-A Smokin’ Q BBQ- are also set up and ready to serve.
Visit the Facebook post for more details.