Gusty winds knock out power to northeast Ohio residents

CLEVELAND - Winds that gusted to 50 miles per hour have swept across northeast Ohio, knocking out power to many homes and businesses and taking down trees, including one in the 9800 block of Westchester in Cleveland.

While the electrical outages are now scattered, with dozens in the cold from Ashland to the Pennsylvania line, more could be without power as the snow falls and winds continue to blow.

Some 3,000 customers lost power early Sunday morning throughout northeast Ohio, 1,000 in Cleveland alone, according to FirstEnergy.

Crews are working to restore power to all affected customers as quickly and safely as possible. FirstEnergy expects the majority of customers to be restored by 6 p.m., provided no additional storm damage occurs.

"We thank you for your patience and as always please remember to treat all downed wires as live and dangerous," a utility spokesman said.

You can check this outage map to see power restoration updates: http://outages.firstenergycorp.com/oh.html

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