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Wind advisories expire throughout Northeast Ohio

Gusts of 60+ mph were seen throughout the Northeast Ohio region on Saturday.

CLEVELAND — The wind advisories and severe thunderstorm watches issued for Saturday morning and afternoon have expired.

This latest round of weather alerts comes after the region was hit with thousands of power outages amid gusty winds last weekend. Some residents were left without electricity for several days.

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Be sure to keep your devices charged as the National Weather Service the incoming winds this Saturday could result in power outages once again.

“Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects,” the National Weather Service says. “Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.”

Drivers are also urged to use extra caution, “especially if operating a high-profile vehicle.”

AEP Ohio also issued the following statement in preparation for power outages:

AEP Ohio is preparing for yet another weekend of severe weather beginning tonight through tomorrow — we’re encouraging customers to be prepared, too. Right now, crews are making sure they have the equipment needed on trucks and inventory for replacing poles or other equipment. We’ve also proactively requested additional crew support through a mutual assistance program to help with anticipated power restoration needs beginning tomorrow morning. 

They said confidence is up to 80-90% the wind "will lead to a large power outage event -- particularly in Southeast Ohio."

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Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in a previous story on March 25, 2023, in connection to last weekend's windy conditions and power outages.

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