About 500 electric customers are still without power in and around Cortland this morning.
As the affects of Hurricane Sandy entered Trumbull, about 5,000 electric customers in and around Cortland experienced power outages.
High winds spinning off the edge of superstorm Sandy took a vicious swipe at all of northeast Ohio early today, uprooting trees, cutting power to hundreds of thousands, closing schools and flooding parts of major commuter arteries that run along Lake Erie.
About 260,000 homes and businesses in Ohio were without power - the majority in the Cleveland area - by late morning. Scattered outages reached down into central and eastern Ohio, with some in the southern part of the state. Utilities said it could be days before its all restored.
Authorities were warning residents of the Cleveland area to stay home if possible because of the danger of downed trees and power lines from the early morning high winds, as well as debris in the road and flooded streets. A low-lying section of Interstate 90 east of downtown was shut down because waves from Lake Erie were washing over it. Howling winds along the lake peeled off part of the siding at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.