COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — The Columbus Division of Power reported numerous power outages in the downtown area and across central Ohio Monday morning due to an issues with two substations.

DOP announced the cause of the outages Monday afternoon after restoring power. It reads:

We had an outage in two of our substations that was caused by a blown lightning arrester. The arrester was damaged by lightning & gave out today. The outage affected a large portion of the south east side. Power has been restored at this time.

According to the outage map in the morning, there were multiple clusters across central Ohio with hundreds to thousands without power.

At 9:38am, they confirmed a “major outage” in the area.