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Thousands of Ohioans still without power

Associated Press • Oct 31, 2012 at 1:22 PM

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 more than 160,000 homes and businesses without power Wednesday afternoon. More than 127,000 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.

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