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Strong winds whip through Northeast Ohio causing downed trees and power outages

At one point on Wednesday, over 30,000 FirstEnergy customers were without power

CLEVELAND — Strong winds have been pounding Northeast Ohio throughout Wednesday, and residents are feeling the punch.

FirstEnergy confirms just under 10,000 customers are currently without power across the region. This includes more than 3,300 people in Cuyahoga County, more than 2,100 in Geauga County, and another 1,200 in Richland County.

The number has been fluctuating all day, and service is not expected to be fully restored for several hours. This could create issues on what is expected to be the biggest travel day of the year on the eve of Thanksgiving.

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The high wind warning has now been canceled for the entire area, but a WIND ADVISORY is now in effect for Cuyahoga, Lake and Lorain Counties until 4 a.m. and Columbiana, Carroll and Tuscarawas Counties until 7  a.m. Thursday morning.

In the meantime, we are starting to see signs of damage throughout the area. This tree landed on a house on Cleveland's west side.

This situation is still developing. Please stay with 3News for further updates.

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