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Strong winds down trees, power lines


Strong winds have downed trees and power lines and led to power outages across many parts of Ohio.

Thousands of outages were reported as of Sunday afternoon in areas of Northeast Ohio, including Cuyahoga Lake, Lorain, Medina and Summit counties.

Wadsworth police said no injuries or major property damage were reported. Medina dispatch reported the same. Brunswick reported some minor damage, and Hinckley had a few downed trees.

As of 9 p.m. Sunday, 2,264 FirstEnergy customers were affected by power outages. FirstEnergy has 59,424 customers in Medina County.

There were reports of wind gusts up to 50 mph across Franklin County and surrounding areas of central Ohio downing trees and power lines, with similar conditions across much of southern Ohio.

The National Weather Service says strong gusts were expected to continue before gradually subsiding Sunday night.

Meteorologist Kristen Cassady at the weather service’s Wilmington office said gusts of 50 mph were expected to end by midnight, with gusts from 30 to 40 mph possible in some areas overnight.

Breezy conditions are expected the first part of today.

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