NE Ohio Cleans Up After Wind Storms

(Cleveland)  -  The cleanup is underway across northeast Ohio after powerful winds whipped across the region. Gusts of more than 50 miles-per-hour on Wednesday downed trees and power lines in several communities. One tree crushed more than a half-dozen cars parked at Avon Lake High School, while others damaged homes in Cleveland and Lakewood. 

An Elyria boy is in the hospital, recovering from injuries suffered in yesterday's windstorm. Elyria school officials say the eleven-year-old boy was outside Ely Elementary School when a tree fell on him. The child suffered head and neck injuries.

 Nearly 60-thousand homes and businesses remain in the dark after high winds took down power lines across northeast Ohio. FirstEnergy officials say more than 100,000 customers lost power at the height of the storm. Some parts of Cleveland, Broadview Heights and Summit County may not have service restored until Saturday. 

RTA's rapid transit lines will be up and running today after being knocked out by windy weather. The transit agency was forced to replace the trains with buses yesterday along the Red, Green and Blue lines because of widespread power outages. All service was restored overnight.

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