Power fluctuations leave campers flustered

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MAUMEE BAY STATE PARK (13abc Action News) -- They paid for power, but got spotty service.

Campers at Maumee Bay State Park, east of Toledo, planned to hook up to the electrical grid over the weekend.

That grid, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, could not handle all of the electronic devices.

Call it a power struggle.

Electrical service surged, off and on, throughout portions of the weekend.

Those who brought their campers and RVs to this state park had to tough out the humidity without air conditioning.

Some of the campers were simply not prepared, and neither was the local electrical grid.

A spokesperson with ODNR says the grid was designed 30 years ago, when recreational vehicles were smaller and required less electricity.

Maumee Bay State Park is line for a system upgrade, but it's not clear when that overhaul may begin.