250,000 Ohioans Still Without Power Due To Superstorm Sandy


UPDATED: Wednesday October 31, 2012 6:37 AM

The state of Ohio is opening its emergency operations center after Superstorm Sandy left more than 250,000 people without power.

The majority of those affected are in Cuyahoga County. County emergency management agencies continue to respond to the ongoing power outages and flooding throughout the region.

In central and southern Ohio, more than 5,000 homes were powerless as of 1:30 p.m.

According to the most recent AEP Ohio map, the following outages were reported:

LAWRENCE COUNTY - 3,845
PIKE COUNTY - 1,690
GALLIA COUNTY - 248
WASHINGTON COUNTY - 154
TUSCARAWAS COUNTY - 136

The Ohio Department of Transportation had 383 crews clearing snow and debris throughout the state. ODOT reports storm-related road closures in Cuyahoga County (I-90), Portage County (SR-303) and Ashtabula County (US-20). All are projected to reopen later today.

No deaths have been reported in Ohio.

For the latest AEP power outage map, visit their website.

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