Cleveland safety officials say crews are continuing to clean up debris, downed trees, power lines, secure flooded areas and restore power as quickly as possible, while still taking care of emergencies throughout the city.
Below is an update on their efforts.
The Department of Public Safety reports its operations are at near-normal levels after responding to more than 3,000 calls for service in a 24-hour period. Police and fire personnel are still guarding 23 locations in the city with active downed power lines. The Cleveland Kennels remain in the dark.
Rt. 2 has fully reopened. Traffic signals are coming back online as power is restored. There are still key intersections in downtown Cleveland where signals aren’t functioning. Cleveland police will continue to monitor those intersections and provide traffic control, particularly during rush hour.
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Urban Forestry received more than 300 calls for service as a result of the storm. They report 21 streets currently blocked by downed trees or large limbs. Most of these issues are further complicated by live power lines that are also down. The primary focus continues to be to clear the right-of-way and then shift to debris removal.
– Cleveland Public Power reports roughly 1,000 scattered outages, 30 primary lines down on the west side and 15 primary lines down on the east side. The priority is to restore power to CPP customers, clear downed lines and then begin mutual aid with FirstEnergy. FirstEnergy is still reporting more than 40,000 Cleveland customers without electricity.
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