COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — At least 250,000 Ohioans are still without power and many schools are closed or delayed as Superstorm Sandy brought high winds and the season's first snow to some parts of the state overnight.
FirstEnergy was reporting more than 247,000 customers without power in northeast Ohio, mostly in the Cleveland area, before dawn Tuesday. The utility also reported other scattered outages across the northern section of the state and down into central Ohio. AEP Ohio reported around 6,000 interruptions in the Canton area and central Ohio.
High wind warnings are still in effect in much of central and eastern Ohio for much of Tuesday.
The massive storm made landfall in New Jersey Monday night with 80 mph sustained winds, killing at least 16 people in seven states.