Wind created power outages across Northeast Ohio

10:45 PM, Apr 23, 2012   |    comments
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High winds caused multiple power outages across Northeast Ohio Monday morning and afternoon.

FirstEnergy had most of its crews in western Pennsylvania but there are many outages in Northeastern Ohio as well. By 8 p.m. Monday, only a few scattered outages remained across Ohio.

As of 8 p.m. Monday, FirstEnergy's outage map shows customer outages as low as 10 in Geauga County; about 300 out in Summit County; 638 out in Cuyahoga County; 110 out in Stark County; and 616 out in Portage County.

At 8 p.m., Ashtabula County outages were at 42 customers; Lorain County at 1,751; Lake County at 129; Medina County at 82; Mahoning County at 52; and Trumbull County at 51. 

Photos: Winds bring wicked waves, fallen trees

Check your specific location and or report an outage on the outage/report outage map

If your lights go out, contact your local electric utility by calling the automated outage reporting line at 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877).

Outages may also be reported through FirstEnergy's online "24/7 Power Center" maps.

Immediately report downed wires to your electric company or local police or fire department. Never go near a downed power line, even if you think it's no longer carrying electricity.

Don't try to remove trees or tree limbs from power lines. Wait for utility crews to arrive.

The wind is also creating a stunning scene along the Lake Erie breakwall as waves crash ashore.  Check out the video for more.


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