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Thousands Still Without Power in Mentor

Updated 2 p.m.: Most customers should have power by the end of the week.

Thousands Still Without Power in Mentor

After Hurricane Sandy pummeled the coast and caused hundreds of thousands of power outages in Northeast Ohio, many in Mentor remained without power.

First Energy reported nearly 7,000 in Mentor without power at 1 p.m. on Tuesday.

Mark Durbin, spokesperson for FirstEnergy, told Patch that most customers should have power again by the end of the week, though some areas — especially those close to the lake and west of Interstate 77, such as Lakewood, Rocky River and Parma will take into the weekend to repair.

He added that the company has adequate resources to handle the outages, though the company is seeking more, with crews from as far as Idaho and Montana coming in to help.

Better news was on the weather front, though. The National Weather Service shortened our high wind warning. The warning, originally in effect until 4 p.m., ended at 1 p.m.

A lakeshore flood warning is still in effect until 8 p.m., and lakeside roads — like I-90 — are plagued with closures and backups due to high water.

A flood watch for all of Northeast Ohio is still in effect until this evening.

School was cancelled today in Mentor and across the country and Halloween trick-or-treat hours were rescheduled.

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