Severe thunderstorms down trees and over 30 wires in Cleveland, throughout Northeast Ohio

A multitude of roads are closed

Severe thunderstorms down trees and over 30 wires in Cleveland, throughout Northeast Ohio
Storm damage in Avon

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Severe thunderstorms across Northeast Ohio are causing dangerous damages.

Severe thunderstorms down trees, power lines throughout Northeast Ohio

The Cleveland Fire Department says half their trucks are working on over 30 wires downed from the inclement weather. One of which is a live high tension wire on 4017 West 176th Street.

Cleveland Fire confirms no roads are completely closed at this time.

The Mentor Police Department also confirms multiple wires are downed in this warning:

Avon is also experiencing heavy storm damage with downed wires and trees closing multiple roads:

Storm damage in Avon
Storm damage in Avon (WOIO)

Avon Lake Police also report a road is closed due to wires and trees blocking the street:

Jaycox Road between Walker Road and Hickory Lane is closed. A section of a utility pole snapped off at the top and fell...

Posted by Avon Lake Police Department on Saturday, October 20, 2018

Geauga County Sheriff Scott Hildenbrand tweeted a downed power line started a small brush fire. He has also been tweeting multiple reports of several downed trees in the roads throughout the county.

The Ohio Department of Transportation confirms SR 82 between SR 88 and SR 700 in Portage County is currently closed due to down power lines.

The canopy over the pumps at the Shell gas station on East 55th Street blew over due to high winds.

Shell gas station on East 55th Street
Shell gas station on East 55th Street (WOIO)

According to FirstEnergy, over 47,000 people were left without power because of the inclement weather. Power is reportedly expected to be restored to most customers by 9:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Return to Cleveland 19 for updates.

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