PRESS RELEASE SUBMITTED
CLEVELAND – The City of Cleveland provides an update on the recovery operations following last night’s windstorm and reminds residents to take precautionary measures:
- Downed Trees: The City today has eight tree crews clearing all the right-of-ways. Crews began yesterday and worked through the night clearing over 100 calls for service. Crews will continue clearing the known locations where trees are blocking or inhibiting traffic, sidewalks and driveways If you are impacted and believe there is a City owned tree that needs to removal please contact Urban Forestry at 216-664-3104.
- Cleveland Police: Patrol officers were dispatched and responded to weather-related incidents including downed power lines, trees and poles, while repair crews worked to bring power to the citizens of Cleveland. Cleveland Police reminds drivers to treat all intersections as four way stops where the traffic signal is out or not operating properly. If you do see a traffic signal out of service you can report it by calling 216-420-8273.
- Cleveland Fire responded to over 359 emergency calls for service including motor vehicle accidents, wires and trees down, medical, fire, and carbon monoxide incidents.
- Emergency Medical Service responded to over 271 calls for service which included medical emergencies, motor vehicles accidents and support to Fire for downed power lines.
- Cleveland Public Power continues to address power outages due to last night’s high winds. Due to high winds and weather conditions, approximately 5,300 customers were impacted at some point during the storm. CPP had eight crews working throughout the night to restore power as quickly as possible. All major outages have been repaired and CPP is currently working to restore power to the remaining customers impacted by scattered outages. We anticipate power restored to all customers today.
If CPP customers are experiencing power outages, they should contact CPP at 216-664-3156. Additionally, high winds may have damaged poles or caused downed power lines.
- Downed Powerlines: If residents see downed wires or damaged poles, do not touch them. Contact Cleveland Public Power at 216-664-3156 and on line atwww.CPP.org to file a report.
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