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FirstEnergy: Power restored for all downtown buildings except Safety Building

FirstEnergy says power should be restored to the Safety Building later today.
Credit: WTOL

TOLEDO, Ohio — FirstEnergy has just confirmed that power is back on for all downtown buildings affected by Friday's power outage except for the Safety Building.

FirstEnergy expects power to be restored to the Safety Building later Tuesday.

One Government Center was closed again Tuesday due to a power outage from Friday. The building still still closed even though power has been restored.

READ MORE: Power to be restored in downtown Toledo by midnight

City officials say city finance, building inspection and fire inspection employees who normally work in One Government Center will work from the Ohio Building on 420 Madison Avenue on Tuesday.

Officials say all city employees working in other buildings - including police, fire, transportation, streets, parks and public utilities - will report for work like usual.

County and city officials have arranged for two generators to be delivered to One Government Center to supplement generators that have been in place to power critical systems since Friday.

Officials say the two additional generators should completely power the building.

One Government Center and the Toledo Municipal Court were closed on Monday as well.

READ MORE: One Government Center, Toledo Municipal Court closed Monday due to power outage

Toledo Municipal Court is expected to be open Tuesday.

Two generators are also powering the court building. The court will have limited operations, including arraignment court and probation.

Those scheduled for probation or courtrooms 3 or 4 should check the Clerk of Courts website for new court dates.

The Safety Building is also operating on generator power Tuesday and is open to accept reports.

911 is still working for emergencies, as well as Engage Toledo's number at 419-936-2020. All Lucas County government telephones lines are functioning.

The power outage all started Friday when a construction company working near Adams and Superior streets struck an underground duct bank.