Substation malfunction causes Niles power outage

More than 2,000 Niles City and Niles Township residents are without power after a substation malfunction. 

According to Niles City Police, the outage was caused by a problem at the Third Street substation. 

Crews are working to switch to the city's backup substation, and AEP estimates that power will be restored to all of those affected by 4:30 p.m. 

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