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Ohioans cleaning up after severe storms

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COLUMBUS: Crews are working to restore electricity to nearly 88,000 customers after a wave of violent storms swept through Ohio.

The severe weather Wednesday brought winds of 70 mph or more that downed power lines, tore off roofs and dumped even more rain on an already saturated state. The National Weather Service said a tornado touched down long enough to topple a barn in Rowsburg, southwest of Akron, on Wednesday afternoon.

The storms tore down trees and power poles all over the state, toppled a section of wall at a commuter train station in Cleveland, and trapped motorists in high water on interstates. No injuries were reported.

In northwest Ohio, the high winds flipped tractor-trailer trucks on Interstate 75.

Ohioans are getting a break as clear skies were expected Thursday.


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