Heavy winds causing downed trees, road closures, property damage in NE Ohio

Strong winds are knocking out power and causing property damage all over Northeast Ohio this afternoon.

High wind warnings and advisories are in effect for several counties in NE Ohio through this evening.

**For more on those alerts, click here**

And thousands of people are without power, according to FirstEnergy.

**Click here for more on outage numbers**

In Cleveland, a tree fell down on a house at in the 13000 block of Eaglesmere Avenue.

According to the Geauga County Sheriff's Office, several trees have been downed. A tree fell and hit a barn in the 11330 block of Fowlers Mill Road.

A portion of Wilson Mills Road was closed due to down trees. And deputies were dealing with live wires in multiple areas.

In Olmsted Township, Columbia Road is closed between John Road and Cook Road due to a tree down.

According to Hopkins Airport website flight tracker, several arrivals have been diverted to other airports including Columbus and Pittsburgh. Airport spokesperson confirms this is due to the winds.

For updates, see our live blog below:

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A tree is down on a house in the 1300 block of Hall Avenue in Lakewood: 

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Utility pole coming down at Clifton and Summit in Lakewood:

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A tree has fallen on a USPS truck in Brimfield Township: 

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Tree down on Lakeland Avenue in Lakewood: 

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Jessica Bates March 8, 20173:30 pm

Wind damage in Chesterland (courtesy FOX 8 viewer in Frank Nerone)

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UPDATED poweroutages: More than 70 thousand without power in Northeast Ohio http://fox8.com/2017/03/08/thousands-of-customers-without-power-in-ne-ohio/

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An 11-year-old boy is in serious condition after being struck by a fallen tree outside Ely Elementary in Elyria.

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Six flights have been delayed at Hopkins International Airport because of the high winds. http://www.clevelandairport.com/flight-information/flight-status

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Wicked winds caused this damage in Massillon.https://localtvwjw.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/massillon2.jpeg?quality=85&strip=all

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More than 85,000 people are now without power after the wicked winds tore through Northeast Ohio today.

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More wind damage in Ashtabula

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South Parma damage

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Trampoline damage in Westlake