Cedar Point remains closed Monday; Storms blow through Sandusky

Cedar Point remains closed Monday; Storms blow through Sandusky
Cedar Point will not open Monday. (Source: WOIO)
Cedar Point will not open Monday. (Source: WOIO)
Source: WTOL
Source: WTOL
Source: WTOL
Source: WTOL
Storm Clouds in NE Ohio. (Source: Cleveland 19 viewer)
Storm Clouds in NE Ohio. (Source: Cleveland 19 viewer)

SANDUSKY, OH (WOIO) - As a result of the severe wind damage to power lines and poles on the Cedar Point Causeway, and the lack of adequate power to operate rides at full capacity, Cedar Point and Soak City will not open on Monday, June 6.

Crews from Ohio Edison are working diligently to repair Causeway power lines as quickly as possible.

Park officials hope to reopen on Tuesday, June 7.

Police believe crews will be cleaning up for the next couple of days after a severe storm blew through the area Sunday afternoon.

Pat Day said she didn't hear it when the wind blew a tree onto her Sandusky home but when she walked outside she saw a large tree across her roof.

"My granddaughter ran down the stairs and said the tree fell on the house. When I walked outside I was sick," said Day.

Day said this is the worst storm damage she's seen after living in Sandusky for 50 years, but her home fared better than her neighbors' a few houses down.

A tree crashed down onto their home and on top of a car that was completely covered by branches.

Mark Johnson explained he and his wife barely escaped the dangerous gusts.

"We saw the storm coming so we just started packing up stuff. No sooner than we got in the trailer, and my wife was about to get in the car, I said 'no come back in,' and as soon as she did, the tree came crashing down on the car. It was crazy everybody was okay by the grace of God," said Johnson.

There was damage scattered across the Sandusky streets.

Police reported multiple calls for downed power lines, 30 downed phone lines and there was a gas leak reported on Monroe Street near Elm Street, after a fallen tree ruptured a gas line.

Fortunately Tanecha Paden's house didn't see any damage but she didn't have power for most of the day.

"The gas company said that they had to dig up because there's gas fumes going everywhere and they can't turn the electricity back on. My electricity and gas, we have nothing," said Paden.

According to FirstEnergy Paden is just one of the hundreds of customers affected by Sunday's severe thunderstorm.

As of Sunday at 10:19 p.m. night, FirstEnergy 124 customers affected by an outage, down from 400 at 9 p.m.

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