Severe spring storms leave thousands of Northeast Ohio residents without power

Severe spring storms leave thousands of Northeast Ohio residents without power

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A line of severe storms that crossed through Tuesday evening and into Monday morning knocked out electricity for thousands of residents across Northeast Ohio.

Power crews worked overnight to repair any downed wires or damaged poles that may have been damaged by the spring storms.

As of 6:30 a.m., over 3,000 Cuyahoga County customers were without power. According to FirstEnergy:

  • Cuyahoga - 3,048 customers affected (1,372 customers affected in Solon).
  • Erie - 570 customers affected.
  • Portage - 331 customers affected.

As a result of the outages in Solon, Dorothy Lewis Elementary School is closed Wednesday.

FirstEnergy says they hope to have power restored Wednesday morning.

Downed trees and wires may be a problem throughout Wednesday as the area is expected to experience more damaging winds.

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