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Tens of thousands without power in Cuyahoga County

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Posted at 6:35 AM, Aug 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-11 19:10:25-04

Update 7:10 p.m.: Outages across Cuyahoga County are down to 52,580. Less than 10,000 outages in Parma. More than 8,600 were reported in Rocky River and a little less than 7,000 were reported in Fairview Park. Cleveland Heights residents, who have been without power for days, should expect to get power back by 7 p.m. Friday.

Update 6:35 p.m.: The number of outages has decreased to a little over 55,000 customers affected. The most outages are still reported in Parma.

Update 6:15 p.m.: More than 58,000 customers are without power in Cuyahoga County. The most outages were reported in Parma and totaled more than 10,000.

Update 5:55 p.m.: FirstEnergy is reporting more than 49,000 customers without power in Cuyahoga County. 

Update 5:53 p.m.: Power is out across Fairview Park, according to a city dispatcher. Traffic lights are also out. See video below.

Update 5:30 p.m.: More than 47,000 customers in Cuyahoga County are without power. More than 60 percent of customers in Westlake have been affected by outages. Fairview Park and Rocky River still have more than 7,000 outages each. 

Update 5 p.m.: Click here to view a gallery of photos from Thursday.

Update 4:56 p.m.: More than 30,000 FirstEnergy customers are now without power in Cuyahoga County. 

Update 4 p.m.: More than 4,000 FirstEnergy customers are still without power in Northeast Ohio. More than 80 percent of those customers are in Cuyahoga County, with more than 2,000 of them in Cleveland Heights alone.

Check the power outages map here.

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Following Tuesday night's storms, just under 5,000 First Energy customers in Cuyahoga County are still without power. 

The Cleveland Heights area was hit the hardest, as trees and power lines remain down. Although crews are working to catch up with the damage, some residents may not have power until this evening. 

Cleveland Heights police say there could still be branches and trees down on some side streets, so people should take caution. 

In addition to leaving them without power, the storm also caused severe damage in some places.