After Hurricane Sandy pummeled the coast and caused hundreds of thousands of power outages in Northeast Ohio, the National Weather Service shortened our high wind warning.
The warning, originally in effect until 4 p.m., now ends 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 Beachwood and across the country, and, at its peak, over 3,000 Beachwood households — more than half of FirstEnergy customers — were without power. By 8 a.m. that number had shrunk to only 65.
At 9 a.m. Wednesday, however, the number of outages in Cuyahoga County was 165,000 and climbing.
In Beachwood, Cedar Road was closed at Richmond during the morning commute, and a police dispatcher told Patch she was too overwhelmed to even find out why.
More coverage: Hurricane Sandy in Northeast Ohio
Other pockets of the city had flooding — one fire hydrant on Green Road was surrounded by at least a foot of water — and minor traffic issues.
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