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More than 30,000 people experiencing power outages in Northeast Ohio

Posted at 4:31 PM, Nov 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-06 16:45:23-05

The election wasn’t the only thing people were blown over by on Tuesday.

Wind gusts reached 40 mph on Election Day.  

According to First Energy, more than 30,000 people experienced a power outage. 

Trumbull County has been hit the hardest with 14,303 people having no power. Twenty-one precincts in Trumbull County were affected by the power outages. Paper ballots are being taken to the precincts so that residents can still vote. 

A few polling locations were affected by the power outages in Portage County. According to the Board of Election, they are moving voters to areas of the building where there is more light or lights are being brought in for voting. Fortunately, all voting in Portage County is done on paper. 

A wind advisory is in effect for Cuyahoga, Lake, Lorain, and Lakeshore Ashtabula counties until 10 p.m.

To report a power outage, click here.