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Serious damage around northwest Ohio with lingering power outages

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Circle K on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township sustained serious damage. (Source: Parker Brainard) Circle K on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township sustained serious damage. (Source: Parker Brainard)
Tree on house in Morenci, MI. (Source: Jody McCowan) Tree on house in Morenci, MI. (Source: Jody McCowan)
Siding ripped off a garage in Marselles, OH. (Source: Kaylee Hoy) Siding ripped off a garage in Marselles, OH. (Source: Kaylee Hoy)
One of many damaged cars. (Source: Jessica Brown) One of many damaged cars. (Source: Jessica Brown)
Oregon's Sundance Drive-In movie theater. Oregon's Sundance Drive-In movie theater.
(Toledo News Now) -

Severe weather brought strong winds, hail, and the possibility of tornadoes Sunday afternoon and early evening. Many residents are still dealing with the shock of the aftermath.

The National Weather Service has confirmed four tornadoes touched down in northwest Ohio Sunday.

Delays and cancellations:

-Northwest Ohio Primary Care Physician's office will be closed Monday and Tuesday because the building suffered damage. Patients should call Woodville office at (419) 849-3443.

-The ProMedica Management Meeting at Cedar Creek is canceled.

-IMCO on Cedar Ridge in Perrysburg is closed until further notice.

Reports of damage:

-We have reports of damage to a home in Jerry City. We do have reports of two people suffering minor injuries, according to officials with Northwest Ohio Red Cross. 

-Red Cross officials also tell us that Perrysburg Township has damage on SR 795 on Oregon Road, on both east and west sides of the road. Roof damage and structural damage are both reported.

-The Circle K on 795 and Oregon Road sustained serious damage. We know for sure that the canopy came down in the front, but no reports of injuries.

-On Tracy Road, we have reports of a "fully-damaged" house, but other details are currently unknown. 

-We have reports and pictures of a damaged roof on the Meijer store in Oregon.

-We have reports and pictures of the Sundance Kid Drive-In theater on Navarre Avenue that sustained major damages.

-We have reports and pictures of a church in Cloverdale that sustained major damages to the roof.

We are getting numerous reports of damage large and small. All pictures should be sent our way - pics@toledonewsnow.com.

Traffic closures and delays:

-Seaman between Stadium and Wynn

-Intersection of Coy and Curtice

-Starr between Lallendorf and Wynn (through Pearson Park)

-Lallendorf between Navarre and Starr

-Wynn between Starr Exit and Seaman

-SR 634 from 114 to 613

-SR 114 from 694 to 66

-Talmadge Road blocked from Monroe Street to Laskey Road

-Intersection of Holloway Road and Spring Meadows Drive

-Summit Street just before 101st Street

-Cousineau Road between Victory and Bellitare

-Erie, MI: Luna Pier Road between Bay Creek and South Dixie Highway

-Erie, MI: Erie Road between Manhattan and Telegraph

All lanes on northbound I-75 between SR 582 and I-475 are now open in Wood County. SR 199 between Five Point Road and Roachton Road is open, along with Wales Road between Broadway Road and Drouillard Road.

Many intersections do not have working traffic lights. If you come across one, remember to treat it as a four-way stop.

Power outages:

A spokesman for First Energy says they expect to have a majority of customers who lost power on Sunday to be back in service by midnight Tuesday.

Hans Rosebrock says 24,000 customers were affected by the severe storm, and they're working to bring as many customers back into service as quickly as possible. All available crews are out in the field, and he says the company is getting some outside help.

"We look at areas in our service territory where we can bring the largest block of customers back in the quickest, and we whittle it down from there. We have some mutual aid pacts with sister First Energy companies, as well as companies from Michigan and private contractors," explained Rosebrock. 

He says it's possible it will take a little longer to restore all service in harder hit areas, such as Wood County.

Toledo Edison customers without power because of the storm can get two bags of ice and two gallons of water at no charge from any of the participating Kroger or Churchill's stores below:

--Kroger
1094 N. Main St.
Bowling Green, Ohio

--Kroger
3301 Navarre Ave.
Oregon, Ohio

--Kroger
1920 Woodville Rd.
Oregon, Ohio

--Walt Churchill's Market
26625 N. Dixie Hwy
Perrysburg, Ohio

With many households still without power in the area, some people may be looking into using some alternative means to heat their homes during the power outage. Lt. Matt Hertzfeld with Toledo Fire and Rescue is urging people to use caution if they plan to use a kerosene heater.

"We've had fires where folks would fill a kerosene heater with something other than kerosene, and it's happened where they've used gasoline," he said. "Make sure you have ventilation, keep a window partially open because you are burning fuel and that can produce toxic fumes."

Hertzfeld is urging people to not try to heat their home by turning on the kitchen stove, and if someone plans to use a wood burning stove, make sure the chimney vent pipes are clean. He also says an outage is a good time to check batteries on smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

The American Red Cross opened a shelter at Cedar Creek Church at 29129 Lime City Road in Perrysburg at 7 p.m. Monday for residents affected by the storm.

Power Outages as of 4 p.m. Tuesday:

-First Energy: Customers can report outages by calling 1-888-LIGHTSS or going online here.

-Wood County: 1,054

-Lucas County: 215

-Ottawa County: Less than 5

-Williams County: 8

-Defiance County: 5

-AEP: Officials say that at 9 p.m. last night, approximately 33,500 of their customers were without power. As of 10 a.m. that number dropped to around 7,800. AEP says the majority of those without power are in the Paulding County area.

-Putnam County: 161

-Consumer Energy: Power in Lenawee County might not be completely restored to all of its customers until Friday.

-Hillsdale County: 2,248

-Lenawee County: 1,684

-Monroe County: 1,227

Downed power lines remain a serious danger right now. People are asked to stay inside their homes and let first responders help the people who need the help. 

The Red Cross of Northwest Ohio says, "Please report downed power lines to the appropriate officials in our area."

If you suffered storm damage, learn what steps you need to take, and beware of contractor scams. 

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