As any good Steeler fan will tell you, there is nothing good about Cleveland. It just figures that those bums were reponsible for the blackout, as well:
A failure to contain problems with three transmission lines in northern Ohio just south of Cleveland was the likely trigger of the nation’s biggest power blackout, a leading investigator said Saturday.
Alarm systems that might have alerted engineers to the failed lines were broken, according to FirstEnergy Corp., the Akron, Ohio-based utility that officials said owned at least two of the three lines.
It was not immediately clear whether that impeded efforts to isolate the local line disruptions, some of which occurred an hour before power system shutdowns cascaded Thursday from Michigan to New York City and into Canada.
“We are fairly certain at this time that the disturbance started in Ohio,” Michehl Gent, head of the North American Electric Reliability Council, said in a statement. “We are now trying to determine why the situation was not brought under control after three transmission lines went out of service.'”