Thousands still without power in Northeast Ohio as cold weather moves in

Posted at 8:15 AM, Mar 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-10 08:15:50-05

Right now thousands of homes and businesses are still without power and some could be left in the cold until Saturday. 

It's been two days since strong, gusty winds pushed through the area, knocking down trees and power lines all over Northeast Ohio. 

In fact, about 3,500 homeowners were still sitting in the dark in Cuyahoga County alone Friday morning. 

In East Cleveland, 82-year-old Carolyn Montgomery can’t leave the second floor of her home because her electric chair lift is inoperable.

As cold air moves in for the weekend, residents are hoping their electricity will be back up and running soon. 

It's causing problems on the roads as well.

At Cedar Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, where traffic lights are still out, cars were blowing right through the intersection Friday morning. 

As of 8 a.m., about 6,000 customers were without power in Northeast Ohio.

Check our power outage map here.