‘Significant progress’ made to restore power to thousands after strong winds blast through Northeast Ohio


CLEVELAND (WJW) —FirstEnergy reports that Saturday’s strong winds caused power outages for thousands of customers in all of Ohio.

Crews are making significant progress on Sunday as they continue to work through many downed wires and broken poles. FirstEnergy says the majority of customers should be back in service by 11:30 tonight.

Nearly every county in Northeast Ohio saw at least some power outages.

As of 3 p.m. on Sunday, around 500 homes are still impacted in Cuyahoga County and a little over 700 in Summit County. Ashtabula County has just under 1,000 without power and Lake County has over 1,000. Find out more on your county right here.

Most Northeast Ohio counties were part of a wind advisory into the evening, but that has been lifted by the national weather service.

FirstEnergy says not to call 911 for updates but go to their website for additional information.

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