Weather Alert

Strong Winds Knock Out Power for Tens of Thousands in Ohio

CANTON, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – There are still nearly 100,000 power outages across the First Energy and AEP services area in Ohio, after winds gusting to as high as 72 miles an hour at Hopkins Airport in Cleveland took down trees and power poles Sunday afternoon and evening.

As of 3:30 p.m., 900 customers remained in the dark in Stark County, while there were still 11,000 outages in Summit County.

Portage County has 3000 outages, Tuscarawas is at 1000, and Wayne at 400.

No major damage was reported.

A 63-year-old woman was killed by a falling tree in the Dayton area.

As of Monday afternoon, AEP says some customers will be out until noon Tuesday.

And Edison says full restoration in their system won’t happen until Thursday afternoon.

At the peak of the storm, 15,000 Stark County customers were plunged into the dark; there were 40,000 outages in Summit County.


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