Winds are blowing strong, causing outages throughout Northeast Ohio as residents prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Stow Police Department advised the Stow Wal-Mart, 3520 Hudson Drive, is without power. On its Facebook page, the Aurora Police Department notified residents that Route 43 is closed between Route 82 and Route 306 due to a downed power line.

The website of FirstEnergy Corp. is currently reporting severe weather is causing power outages around the area, with estimated restoration times not immediately available.

In Summit County, 6,018 customers were reported without power, including 1,824 customers in Stow, 326 in Northfield Center Township and 91 in Peninsula as of 5:20 p.m.

In Portage County, 687 customers were reported without power around the same time. Notably, in Atwater Township, 153 customers are affected. In Deerfield Township, 159 customers are currently impacted with smaller numbers scattered around other communities.

The National Weather Service Cleveland Twitter account posted that winds at Cleveland Hopkins Airport gusted to 64 miles per hour just before 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

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