COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Several people are stuck in their cars because of downed utility poles and electrical wires following severe thunderstorms across Ohio.
Police in Columbus say at least four poles fell on a road, making it too dangerous for people in four cars to get out. They say one person has been hospitalized.
Hundreds of thousands of utility customers are without power across the state because of Friday's thunderstorms and high winds.
The State Highway Patrol says high winds blew over three tractor-trailers on Interstate 75 near Findlay. No one was injured.
American Electric Power of Ohio reports roughly 243,000 customers without power, including 14,000 in northern Hancock County, 19,000 in western Allen County and 145,000 in Franklin County in central Ohio.
Duke Energy reports 155,000 outages in southwest Ohio, including more than 60,000 customers without power in Hamilton County.
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