Resident on downed power lines: ‘It’s something like I’ve never seen in my life’

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REMINDERVILLE, Ohio -- The Village of Reminderville and City of Twinsburg are warning people living in the area to avoid a downed power line on Liberty Road.

The road is closed between Glenwood & Post Roads.

In a Facebook post, Reminderville police said detours have been posted with signs through the Willowbrook Development.

Power crews are on the scene and working on the issue.

The City of Twinsburg posted on Facebook that the 30,000-volt line has the ability to arc 60 feet and "can kill you just by being near it." They are urging everyone to avoid the area.

A dispatcher in Twinsburg originally told Fox 8 that some people in the area were being told to stay in their homes to keep them safe. We checked back in around 7:30 a.m. on Monday and were told people could leave their homes, but might not being able to get out of the development.

Rhonda Smith Crawford lives off of Liberty Road.

"We are actually stuck in the development," she said by phone. "Liberty Road is blocked off. In our development there's a power line in front of it so you can't get out."

"The poles were all the way down," she said. "It's something like I've never seen in my life."

Crawford has a 6-week-old baby. She said she is concerned because their power is out and it's getting cold in their house.

She estimates there are about 300 homes in her development. She said while the City of Twinsburg is being "very supportive," they have not been given an estimate of when the power line will be removed and they can get out.

Stay with Fox 8 and for update on this developing story.

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