High winds are causing power outages across Northeast Ohio, with FirstEnergy reporting thousands of residential outages.
The Geauga County Sheriff's Office reported several downed power lines because of fallen trees on wires.
BVFD Addr: Rapids Rd & Pond Rd; Burton Twp Type: Wires Down - Tree resting on the wires
— Geauga Co. Sheriff (@GeaugaSheriff) April 4, 2018
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.
Today's wind forecast in NE Ohio: pic.twitter.com/UQBnyIkvLP
— ⚡JD Rudd - News5 ☈ (@jdrudd) April 4, 2018