Blustery winds impact travel, cause power outages and damages (live blog)
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Friday morning brought a severe storm with heavy winds and fast-moving rain showers.
The 19 First Alert Weather Day was canceled around 10:30 a.m. Friday as wind continues to improve. 19 News is working to learn more about the storm’s impact. Return for updates.
Many woke up in the dark Friday morning. 35,000 or so FirstEnergy customers in Northeast Ohio are without power as of 11:30 a.m., according to their outage map.
Cleveland Public Power shared this update as crews work to restore power to approximately 620 customers:
Drivers must be on the lookout for fallen trees and utility poles. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) reported closures and delays Friday morning across multiple counties. Stay alert on less-traveled, rural roads.
Remember: If your windshield wipers are on, your headlights should be on. Adjust driving speeds when rain impacts road visibility.
A Rocky River family is okay after a tree fell on their home.
Cleveland Division of Fire issued a warning to stay away from wires after a tree fell onto a car on Rustic Road.
An Elyria home is damaged after trees fell on the garage during heavy winds.
Email 19 News at email@example.com with photos of wind damages in your area. You may see them on TV and online. Include your name and location.
Traffic Anchor Jamie Sullivan and Meteorologist Jeff Tanchak provided an update on weather and road conditions for Friday morning commuters.
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