outage

FirstEnergy has reported that about 1,500 customers in Mercer County are affected by three power outages.

The outages affect the area of Highland Avenue and Dutch Lane into Sharpsville, Keel Ridge north of State Street in east Hermitage, and around Transfer and Wheatland.

Officials from Penn Power said the cause of the outages remain under investigation and that the utility expects to restore power throughout the system by 1 p.m.

The utility oversees Penn Power, operates the electrical infrastructure in parts of western Pennsylvania, including Mercer County.