Overnight power outages for thousands in NE Ohio

Thousands FirstEnergy customers were without power early Wednesday morning.

At 3 am more than 4000 consumers in Stark County were in dark and more than 1000 in Ashland County.

Short time later over 1600 consumers in Cuyahoga County were without electricity.

The majority of outage have been restored.

Tornadoes likely in Riverside Clark County, storm damage across area

Few possible tornadoes were reported in Riverside and Clark County early this morning as thunderstorms moved across the region bringing damaging straight winds, hail along a cold front.

Thousands are without power following powerful storms that knocked down trees and power lines.

 In Clark County and Riverside radar tracked tornadic debris signature in various areas.

A tornado was reported at 4:37 am to National Weather Service in Riverside where glass was blown out at the Airway Shopping Center.

Tornado was also reported at 4 54 am to the National Weather Service in Wilmington spotted southeast of Springfield.

Heavy debris reported on Mitchell Road.

A tornado reported at 4 56 am about 4 miles southeast of Springfield with various houses damaged and debris signature also view on radar.

The NWS reported at 5 :01 am that radar confirmed a tornado southeast of Springfield toward South Vienna.

Severe thunderstorm with strong rotation was located at 4 42 am over Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

Tornado was radar indicated and the NWS said a tornado is occuring or imminent.

It is not clear how many tornadoes touched down.

 The storms also dropped 2 inch or egg sized hail which reported at 4:55 am near springfield.

Storm damage report are coming in including multiple houses damaged about 5 miles east to southeast of springfield.

Mega free feel on house at 4: 35 am in Huber Height and tre fell on a car nearby.

A 12 inch diameter tree reported down at 4:59 am near New Love Road and Interstate 70 west of South Vienna.

During thunderstorm wind gusts of 60 mph were reported at 4 56 am at Springfield Beckley Airport.

Showers will continuer before 11 am followed by a chance of showers between 11 am and noon.Storms could produce heavy rain.

It will be cloudy with temperatures plunging to around 35 degrees by 5 pm. It also remain breezy with gusts as high as 40 mph.

Tonight will clear and much colder with overnight low around 23 degrees.

Thursday will be sunny with high near 44 degrees.

Thursday night will be clear with overnight low around 28 degrees.

Friday will be cloudy with a high near 51 degrees.

There is less chance of rain Friday and Friday night which will be cloudy with overnight low 40 degrees.

Saturday will be sunny with a high near 60 and Sunday mostly sunny and much warmer with 70 degrees.

Ohio power, internet and wireless outage map: How to check your status

Freezing temperatures, natural disasters, severe storms are among reason Ohioans can lose power or wireless service.

Depending on service in area you can check the latest status of power outage, how widespread the outage is an estimated restoration time.

Depending on where they live Ohio residents can draw power from FirstEnergy, Duke Energy, AEP Ohio, Ohio Edison, The Illuminating Company, AES Ohio, Cleveland Public Power and Toledo Edison.

AEP Ohio power outage map

Consumers of AEP Ohio can view its power outage map here. You can report an outage here or by calling 800-672-2231

AES Ohio power outage map

You can check power outage map here. You can report your outage here or reach them by phone 24/7 about outages as 877-468-8243.

First Energy, Toledo Edison, Ohio Edison and The Illuminating Company power outage map

You can check power outage map here. you can report your outage here or reach them by phone about outages at 888-544-4877

First Energy reminds consumers to call 911 immediately if you desire a downed power line. Stay at least 30 feet away and instruct others to do the same.

Duke Energy power outage map

Duke Energy consumers can find a map of power outages here. To report an electrical outage click here or call 800-343-3525.

Duke map also has ability to show outage histories and current summary of known issues and how many customers are impacted.

AT&T outage map

AT&T permit users to sign up for text alert updates about outages or can check on outages with mobile phones or internet here. The map just confirms the problems you are having due to area outage and not just problems with your equipment. It does not provide estimated time for repair.

How to check other Ohio power outages

For companies not listed above check your power outages database that aggregates power outage information from more than 1000 companies nationwide.

Spectrum outages

Spectrum also encourages consumers to sign up for text or email alerts to stay updated on latest outage info. You can chat with a representative to ask about outages.

Downdetector provides outage status

Downdetector is powered by user reports and problems indicators from around the web.The site assist understand disruptions to the internet, web hosting platforms, banks, games, entertainments.

Verizon outages

Verizon requires consumers to sign in to their accounts to check outages you can find troubleshooting info and check on status of repair requests.

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