Wind damage bringing down power lines, causing outages in NE Ohio

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Power lines down on bus at East 34th and Vine in Eastlake (Photo Credit: Fox 8 News)

At least two schools are closed, and thousands are without power across Northeast Ohio due to gusty winds that moved into the area overnight.

Wind advisories are in effect for Lake and Ashtabula counties through 4 p.m.

As of 11 a.m., more than 4,000 were without power in Columbiana County, over 1,000 were without power in Cuyahoga County and over 1,000 were without power in Stark County.

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After widespread outages in Summit County, both Betty Jane Elementary and Windmere CLC in Akron were closed for today due to no electricity. Power has been restored for most customers in Summit County.

Heavy rain is expected today as the remnants of Hurricane Patricia move through. Gusty winds are also expected, as another system moves into the area from Canada.

This morning, a pole brought down wires across East 55th Street in Cleveland.

Power crews in Eastlake were called to East 340th Street and Vine streets where power lines fell onto a Willoughby Eastlake school bus. The driver was the only one on the bus at the time, and no one was hurt.

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