CLEVELAND: Thousands of northern Ohio residents are still without power and hundreds of schools closed for a second day as the region cleaned up from superstorm Sandy.
Flood warnings remained for much of the Cleveland lakeshore area as crews cleaning up debris and trying to restore power expected to deal with another day of steady rain and gusty winds Wednesday.
FirstEnergy reported nearly 157,000 homes and businesses without power Wednesday morning. More than 119,000 of those were in Cuyahoga County, which includes the city of Cleveland. Restoring all of it could take days.
High winds spinning off the storm smacked Ohio early Tuesday, uprooting trees, bringing down power lines and causing other havoc. Two people were killed in crashes on icy roads in northwest Ohio.