Cedar Point to reopen Tuesday

Posted at 5:22 PM, Jun 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-06 20:33:24-04

Cedar Point shut down Sunday and remained closed Monday after a heavy storm rolled through Sandusky.

Winds and heavy rains damaged power lines during the storm. Police and fire closed down the causeway leading into the park.

After working all night, thirty crews were still out working on the causeway Monday morning.

It was a "labor-intensive" process, according to an Ohio Edison spokesperson. The small but mighty storm brought down power-line poles, creating a domino effect. 

Ohio Edison said crews were ensuring that poles are de-energized and getting them out of the water and off the ground. Then, they are replacing poles and wires.

Some visitors reported they were stranded between power lines for over five hours before they were able to leave.

"All the sudden as we’re driving the power poles with those lives wire were just snapping in front of us," Tamara Randall, who was visiting Cedar Point with her family, told 

The Erie Co. Sheriff's department said that no injuries were reported as a result. 

Cedar Point endured multiple power outages before closing early around 7 p.m.

The storm did not cause any damage to the park itself.

Guests who had purchased tickets for Sunday, June 5 or Monday, June 6 can use their tickets on any other operating day during the 2016 season. They can also be used at Kings Island in Cincinnati and Michigan’s Adventure in Muskegon, Mich.

Guests who want to refund their tickets can make a request here.