COLUMBUS -- At least 250,000 homes and businesses in Ohio, including thousands in and around Cortland in Trumbull County, are without power and hundreds of schools are closed or delayed as Superstorm Sandy brings high winds, flooding and the season's first snow to some parts of the state overnight.
The Cleveland area and northeast Ohio were being slammed the hardest early Tuesday, with rain and high winds bringing down power lines and knocking out electricity to a wide swath of the area. Some major arteries in the city were closed because of flooding, and hundreds of school districts canceled classes. A section of Interstate 90 was closed because of flooding from nearby Lake Erie.
Snow was reported in some parts of eastern Ohio and south of Cleveland. Snow and icy roads also were reported south of Columbus.
Thousands of flights were canceled at the states airports.