(Cleveland) - Wet, slushy snow caused thousands of power outages in Greater Cleveland Friday morning. FirstEnergy says some of the highest concentrations of outages were in Ravenna and Kirtland. Both communities, at one time, were close to 100 percent blacked out, but power was restored in both towns in a short period of time.
FirstEnergy says at the peak, 28,000 homes and businesses had no power. Getting the power restored is dependent on the availability of crews, and the type of outage.
The snowfall overnight brought down tree limbs onto power lines, and high winds also brought down limbs and power lines.
There were school closings in the Brecksville-Broadview Heights, Solon, and Kirtland districts because of road conditions, and power outages. Some districts in Medina County began classes late, as did many others in rural areas about an hour away from Cleveland.