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CLEVELAND – Power crews began working on restoring power to thousands of customer on Tuesday.

The high winds and difficult conditions made work slow for crews.

FirstEnergy said most of the work is being done in Cuyahoga County. More than 245,000 customers are without power, and about 171,000 of those are in Cuyahoga County.

A representative said about one out of every three homes in the county is without power. That’s 33 percent.

It could be Friday or the weekend before all power is restored.

FirstEnergy said hospitals and police departments are the first to get back online. Then it areas where there are the biggest outages and target large groups. Individual homes are the last to get restored.

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 until 4 p.m.

FirstEnergy urges customers without power to call 1-888-544-4877. If you have storm damage pictures, you can send them to us here:

To see FirstEnergy’s outage map:

For the latest local traffic delays and closures:

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Article Courtesy of WEWS NewsChannel 5