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Several Northeast Ohio counties experiencing power outages

Power Outages
Posted at 9:57 AM, Mar 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-18 16:03:21-04

CLEVELAND — Over 5,000 customers are without power around Northeast Ohio.

According to FirstEnergy, these are the following counties experiencing outages:

  • Cuyahoga County: 1,533
  • Geauga County: 673
  • Lorain County: 277

The causes of the outages are still under investigation, according to FirstEnergy. Power is expected to be restored by 6:30 p.m.

The Cuyahoga County's Virgil E. Brown Building is experiencing a power outage. Cleveland Public Power is working on a resolution.

A Wind Advisory is in effect from 8 a.m. until 4 a.m. Friday for Erie County and from noon Thursday until 4 a.m. Friday for Northern Ashtabula, Lake, Cuyahoga, Huron, Ashland, Richland, Erie, Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca counties.

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Wind gusts are expected to reach between 40 to 50 mph later today. High winds could impact trees, power lines, unsecured objects and high-profile vehicles.

RELATED: Widespread rain in the morning with sleet and wet snow expected Thursday afternoon

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