Hundreds still without power in Summit, Portage Counties following afternoon storms


AKRON, Ohio (WJW) — Hundreds of residents are still affected by power outages throughout Northeast Ohio, following a storm that came through Wednesday afternoon knocking down trees and power lines.

As of 8:20 p.m., FirstEnergy is reporting 927 power outages in Summit County and 159 outages in Portage County. Earlier in the day thousands had been without power.

Akron was reportedly hit hard, as seen in the video above and photos below, and the fire department told FOX 8 that crews were out assessing and helping with damages.

Find out more about specific FirstEnergy power outages right here.

A thunderstorm watch was recently lifted for many Northeast Ohio counties. Find all FOX 8 weather updates right here.

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