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Storms move out, but leave tens of thousands without power, roads flooded
Fast-moving storms roared from Sandusky to the Ohio River
Story by LYNDSEY SCHLEY


 
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Today’s storms are moving largely out of the area, but have left behind tens of thousands of power outages, and roadways clogged by water.

Robert Carroll, a storm spotter with the National Weather Service, says Sandusky was among the earliest and the hardest hit of the communities struck.

Cloud rotations were also reported in Kent, Medina and Barberton along with wind gusts of 60 to 75 miles per hour, but no tornado touchdowns have been confirmed anywhere in the region.

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We have down trees, flooded roads. 1-76 East in Portage county and Route 14 is flooded. Normally about a 45-minute drive is taking about an hour and a half. 

Carroll says the storm continues to move at 65 miles per hour and will be out of Ohio shortly.

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