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Thousands without power as strong winds whip through Northeast Ohio

As of 1:30 p.m., most of the outages were concentrated in Ashtabula and Geauga counties.
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CLEVELAND — With strong winds making their way through the region on Wednesday, the conditions have left hoards of Northeast Ohio residents in the dark.

As of 4:15 p.m., FirstEnergy reports roughly 7,000 people in the area are currently without power. Most of those outages are concentrated in Geauga County (4,525) 

At this time, FirstEnergy has not indicated when services will be fully restored. However, it could be at least two hours, for some.

All of Cuyahoga and Lake counties as well as the lakeshore area of Ashtabula County are under a wind advisory until 4 p.m. Wednesday, per the National Weather Service. Residents should expect sustained winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour as well as gusts of up to 45 miles per hour.

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