Power Restored After Water Main Break

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EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — A water main break not only caused a disruption in water service but also a power outage in several communities Monday.

The Cleveland Division of Water told Fox 8 News the 10-inch main broke around 5 a.m.

The water will be shut off during the repairs, but it was not clear in what areas.

Two eastbound lanes of Euclid Avenue near Nela Avenue in East Cleveland were closed so crews could work on the problem.

A spokesperson for the Division of Water did not have an estimation of how many water customers were impacted or when service would be restored.

The water main break flooded a nearby power station which caused the power outage. This occurred half a block away from the location of the break.

According to FirstEnergy, about 8,000 customers in East Cleveland, Cleveland Heights and South Euclid lost power starting at 6:30 a.m.

As of 10:55 a.m., power had been restored to all customers, with the exception of eleven commercial customers. It should be restored by this afternoon.

Rely on Fox 8 News and FOX8.com for updates on this story as more information is released.

During power outages, remember you can still get news and weather updates plus watch a live stream of the newscasts on FOX8.com and the Fox 8 Flash app.