CHARDON -- Snow in Chardon is nothing new, but the last 24 hours kicked off a season and left some in the dark, among thousands of power outages in Geauga County.
"We're used to it, I think it's just with the leaves still being on the trees, having some nice weather lately, it's just catching a lot of people off guard," said Mike Williams, a trustee at the Chardon United Methodist Church.
The church set up an overnight shelter for those without power.
"Come be comfortable. You can plug your phones in, power them back up, have a place, we've even got warm showers if they need a shower," said Williams.
During the day Thursday, with power out to most of the town, stoplights became four-way stops and shops closed up.
"My mom, my dad and my little brother. We live up in Munson and we don't have power," said Dan Ciolek. "We're pretty much going to hunker down."
FirstEnergy says it could be Saturday before the lights, and maybe, more importantly, the heat kick back on.