Damage reported after spring storm moves through the area

Damage has been reported across Cuyahoga County after a couple of severe storm systems made their way through on Monday.

For most of evening, there was barely a break from the rain before tornado warnings were issued.

The storms that blew through left behind some damage, and caused some power outages. First Energy said at one time there was at least 10,000 customers without power in Cuyahoga County.   

Some power lines were knocked out when the storms moved through, and crews are working to restore power.

In Elyria there were several trees and power lines that were knocked down and roads were closed.

A house was nearly demolished by a fallen tree in Amherst. Fortunately, no one was hurt.

In Middleburg Heights, the right 2 lanes of I-71 southbound at mile marker 236 were restricted for several hours due to fallen trees from recent severe weather. Ohio Department of Transportation crews are used front end loaders to remove two large trees from the roadway.

Crews in Lake and Geauga counties are patrolling, looking for storm damage and high water, but none has been reported.

In North Olmsted and North Ridgeville trees were knocked down and streets were flooded.

Also in North Olmsted, the severe thunderstorm and winds which swept across the area impacted temporary wall structures related to the construction of the new food court on the north side of Great Northern Mall.

All of the damage was contained within the construction zone, and did not impact the operations of the mall.

One minor injury was assessed by medics but did not require medical transport.

Repairs of the temporary structures in the construction zone will occur overnight to ensure that the affected north side can safely open for business at 10am on Tuesday.  

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