Thousands without power after overnight storms

Posted at 9:31 AM, Aug 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-10 15:46:12-04

Thousands of Northeast Ohio residents woke up Wednesday morning without power.

Others woke up with damage from the storms.

Check power outage map here

Overnight wires sparked and lit up the sky on West 11th Street. A tree fell on a vehicle on Lena Avenue.

Then, in Cleveland Heights, a tree burned from the inside out on Allston Road. Another tree narrowly missed a house.

Over in Mentor, Mentor Avenue is down to one lane in each direction between Garfield Road and Sharonlee Drive due to storm-related damage and downed power lines. Hawthorne Drive and Jackson Street were also closed due to a downed power line. 

As of 9:30 a.m., about 21,000 people were still without power—most in Cuyahoga County.