Thousands of residents are without power in Northeast Ohio

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Posted at 6:32 AM, Dec 30, 2019

CLEVELAND — Thousands of residents across Northeast Ohio are waking up without power as wind gusts reach 50 mph in some areas.

  • FirstEnergy reports there are over 42,792 customers without power across its coverage area.

As of 11:30 a.m. the following counties are currently without power:

  • Ashland—1,613
  • Cuyahoga—7,960
  • Lorain—1,180
  • Erie—2,817
  • Medina—969
  • Geauga—3,097
  • Huron—93
  • Lake—980
  • Richland—1,102
  • Sandusky—79
  • Stark—264
  • Summit—1,067

In Erie County, the sheriff's office has reported there are very strong winds that have caused downed power lines, with some blocking local roads. The roads that are closed include Wahl road, Joppa road, Cemetery road and Main Street in Berlins Heights.

If you approach an intersection where the traffic lights are not working, consider it a four way stop.

Resources and information for power outages in our area.First Energy customers:

Check outage map here

Report an outage here

Cleveland Public Power:

Report power outages here

The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory until 1 p.m. for Lake, Geauga, Ashtabula, Summit, Portage, Stark and Northern Erie counties.