EAST LIVERPOOL - Area American Electric Power customers were without power much of the day Monday, due in part to equipment failure.
People in a wide swath in the southern part of the county were experiencing on-and-off outages for much of the day. Shelly Haugh, an AEP spokeswoman, said power was restored by about 8:35 p.m.
She said transmission problems in the area causing outages for around 8,700 customers were due to a bad insulator on a transmission line in the Calcutta area.
As crews were working to replace the insulator, some customers without power were experiencing breaks in power -flickering lights - she said.
Customers were mostly in the East Liverpool and Calcutta areas, but the faulty insulator also affected customers in Madison Township and the substation on the state line, Haugh said.
The substation is in the Klondike area of the city's East End neighborhood. Residents there said they had been without power since about 2:30 p.m., and that several times the power came back on for a few seconds then went off again.
East Liverpool Assistant Chief Eric Croxall said firefighters responded to the substation around 2:30 p.m., but there was no fire or other problems.