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Late-summer storms roll through Northeast Ohio

Late-summer storms blast through Northeast Ohio
Posted at 3:36 PM, Sep 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-20 16:24:30-04

A series of storms rolled across Northeast Ohio on Thursday bringing down power lines and utility poles in some areas and leading to a Tornado Warning issued for others.

RELATED: NWS issues tornado warning for Trumbull, Geauga, Ashtabula counties

Residents of Middlefield Township in Geauga County said a tornado came down briefly in the area. The National Weather Service has not confirmed a tornado touchdown at this time.

RELATED: Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Cuyahoga, Medina, Summit, Lorain counties

The Geauga County Sheriff's Office said some wires and poles were damaged in the 16765 block of Nauvoo Road.

The NWS issued a Tornado Warning for Geauga, Trumbull and Ashtabula counties until 3:30 p.m.

A Severe Storm Warning was also issued for southwestern Cuyahoga County, northeastern Medina County, northwestern Summit County and east-central Lorain County but later downgraded. The warning expired at 3:15 p.m. 

A large structure in the 14500 block fo Madison Road was damaged during the storms, according to a neighbor. A local business employee said the facility was being built as a workshop for children with special needs.