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Power outage in West Akron

Beacon Journal staff report

Akron police are cordoning off parts of West Exchange Street near Akron Children’s Hospital on the near west side of the city because of a power outage.

Police said a car hit a telephone pole about 5 p.m. and that traffic is being rerouted in the area because visibility is low.

More than 1,500 customers are affected by the power outage, First Energy said.

Power is expected to be restored by about 7:30 p.m.


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