Thousands lose power during strong storms

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CLEVELAND (WJW) – FirstEnergy reports more than 29,000 customers in Ohio are without power as thunderstorms moved through on Wednesday.

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The storms brought a lot of high winds. Akron County Regional Airport detected gusts up to 54 mph.

More than 5,000 in Summit County are without power, according to FirstEnergy as of 5 p.m. Earlier in the day, there were widespread outages in Portage and Stark counties.

In Lucas County, in Northwest Ohio, more than 15,000 FirstEnergy customers were experiencing power outages Wednesday evening.

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