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Ohio Edison says thousands of customers may not have power restored until Thursday

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Posted at 12:58 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 12:58:48-04

CLEVELAND — Powerful storms swept through Northeast Ohio Tuesday night, leaving downed power lines and broken utility poles in its path. In an update to its customers, Ohio Edison said about 75,000 total customers were left without power, and many of the 44,000 customers currently without power won’t have service restored until sometime tomorrow.

The storm left significant tree and equipment damage, particularly in Summit and Portage counties.

The damage includes more than 150 broken poles, 250 spans of downed wires and 120 road closures.

Ohio Edison said around 44,000 customers are without power, down from the 75,000 customers impacted.

Crews are currently out clearing damage and restoring power. The current times for restoration are:
- Macedonia, Alliance - late Wednesday night
- Kinsman, Warren, Youngstown – 10 am Thursday
- Hartville - 12 p.m. Thursday
- Akron, Medina, Kent, Salem, Jackson - Thursday night

RELATED: Photos: Downed trees, power lines and quarter-sized hail after severe weather rips across Northeast Ohio

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