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High winds causing power outages throughout Northeast Ohio

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Posted at 8:09 AM, Apr 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-04 08:09:43-04

High winds are causing power outages across Northeast Ohio, with FirstEnergy reporting thousands of residential outages. 

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The Geauga County Sheriff's Office reported several downed power lines because of fallen trees on wires.

The intersection of SOM Center and Cannon Roads in Solon was closed because of low hanging wires.

Across the area, wind speeds will reach around 30 mph, with some gusts hitting 45 mph. This tweet from Power of 5 Weather meteorologist JD Rudd sums up the wind forecast in Northeast Ohio.