About 3,000 homes and businesses were without electricity this morning in the Jackson Township and surrounding areas.

JACKSON TWP.  An American Electric Power Co. spokeswoman said that an equipment failure on the power company's west Canton circuit caused 3,078 homes and businesses to lose electricity at 9:05 a.m. Wednesday.

About 125 of those remained without power at 10:20 a.m., but the spokeswoman said power was expected to be completely restored within a half hour.