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8,100+ left without power in Lucas County on Wednesday after strong winds cause extensive damage

Strong winds downed tree limbs and utility lines across Lucas County, causing widespread outages of power and internet leaving many in the dark for several hours.
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A large tree uprooted across Gaines Mill in Sylvania.

LUCAS COUNTY, Ohio — Strong winds rolled through the area around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, downing limbs and utility lines in the process.

Toledo Edison reported over 8,100 customers were without power. Multiple reports of lines down due to the winds across the greater Toledo area poured in to emergency lines as well as Engage Toledo, as debris and live wires blocked roadways.

By 3 a.m. on Toledo Edison, nearly 1,000 customers were still reported to be without power in our area. Toledo Edison hoped to have power restored to all customers by 11 p.m. on Tuesday.

Downed wires may still be live and should be treated as such. Drivers are urged to use caution and residents should avoid crossing any lines. 

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Winds caused a tree branch to fall on a line on Roseview Dr. in west Toledo.

Power outages should be reported to Toledo Edison through their customer care center.

If you have a downed limb in the city of Toledo, call Engage Toledo at 419-936-2020.