Storm Damage, Power Outages Reported Across Central Ohio


PHOTO CREDIT--ABC6

PHOTO CREDIT--ABC6

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--A strong storm system left thousands without electricity in central Ohio Wednesday evening, along with downed trees and damage to homes and businesses.

AEP says at one point 80,000 customers were without electricity. As of early Thursday morning, about 10,000 customers across central Ohio were still in the dark, but crews are continuing to work to restore power to everyone affected.

Wind gusts of as high as 75-miles an hour were reported with the storms, and the National Weather Service is investigating reports of tornadoes in Fayette County and another report in central Ohio.

Trees were left across roadways in Westerville and Upper Arlington, and high winds blew bricks off of a building in Marion, trapping a woman in her car. That woman was rescued by a bystander, and is OK.