Power outage update: More than 59,000 customers now affected


CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) – More than 59,000 FirstEnergy customers are without power as of Tuesday at 9 p.m. as the snow continues to fall, which is a lower total than earlier today.

Wet snow has piled up on trees and power lines, with some wind gusts at 35 mph.

Portions of Northeast Ohio remain under a Winter Storm Warning through Wednesday.

The majority of the outages are in Cuyahoga and Geauga counties, but the power is out in many areas across Northeast Ohio.

GroundFOX was driving through Eastlake when it captured video of a transformer lighting up the sky.

See that video, below:

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