Cleveland: Power Outage Hits Thousands of Homes

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
October 24, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A power outage in Cleveland because of severe weather–including snow–has hit thousands of homes on Thursday.

Homes in many neighborhoods, including Shaker Heights, Cleveland Heights, Mayfield Heights, and Beachwood were impacted, according to an online power outage map.

Nearby towns such as Chardon, Claridon, and Middlefield were also affected.

Chardon Methodist Church is open as a warming center, the Geauga County Sheriff said via Twitter. 

Snow will likely be falling until midday, the National Weather Service reported, with accumulations of four to six inches.

Roads will be slick and snow-covered in some areas, and the snow can cause damage to trees and power lines with its high water content.

 

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.