CLEVELAND - Power crews worked through the night to deal with problems caused by Mother Nature -- and a raccoon.
Strong storms moved through the region on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Around 4:30 a.m., more than 3,000 customers were without power in Lake, Portage and Ashtabula counties. According to FirstEnergy, Palmyra Township was one of the hardest hit areas.
A representative from CEI told NewsChannel5 that a lightning strike may have caused a power outage in Westlake. As of 8 a.m., crews had power restored to most customers.
In North Olmsted, about 7,000 customers lost power on Wednesday morning, but it wasn't because of storms. CEI tells NewsChannel5 that a raccoon got into a substation and took out two transformers. Crews restored power by 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.
If you want to check on power outages, you can click this link for the FirstEnergy outage map: http://outages.firstenergycorp.com/oh.html.
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