CLEVELAND - Strong storms knocked down trees and power lines leaving thousands across northeast Ohio without power Thursday morning.
Lorain and Cuyahoga Counties took the brunt of the power outages, where thousands were left without power. More than 15,000 lost power across northeast Ohio after the storms hit, according to FirstEnergy. You can monitor outages in each county by clicking here: http://on.wews.com/O8Of1y
In Bay Village, a tree fell onto a house on Wolf Avenue and another was left lying across Osborn Road as a result of the storm's powerful winds.
East Cleveland also suffered damage, a mess of tree branches strewn across a yard and on a house on the 3300 block of East 147th Street.
In Sheffield Lake, a tree shot through the roof of a home on Dunny Avenue ending up in Harry and Rojean May's bedroom. Jackie May, who owns the home, said Harry and Rojean were not in the room when the tree crashed through and no one was injured. May said they have already cleaned up and put a board on the hole to keep rain out.
The storms have also caused traffic issues. Hilliard Boulevard was closed westbound at Wildflower Drive in Rocky River due to a downed tree and power lines. An RTA bus came to a halt on Osborn Road near Cahoon Road and Wolf Avenue in Bay Village. Police said no one was hurt.
The storms originated over northern Michigan this morning and then blew across the lake, producing winds of 60 MPH or more, Power of 5 Meteorologist Christine Ferreira said.
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for Northeast Ohio until 1 p.m.
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