Severe weather tears through northwest Ohio

Severe weather tore through northwest Ohio Wednesday afternoon, knocking down power lines and even semis.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol reported high winds may be to blame for multiple overturned semis on I-75, between exits 167 and 177.

There are also reports of a Defiance home struck by lightning and possibly on fire.

In Williams County, a train has derailed just west of Bryan. Straight line winds are being blamed there.

Many areas are without power, including portions of Sandusky county and areas of Findlay. Up to 500 customers are without power in Williams County. View latest outage map.

Shortly before 5 p.m., Seneca County issued a Level 3 roadway emergency. All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. Any motorists on the roadway will be subject to arrest.

The Village of Oak Harbor is expected to be without electricity until 10:30 p.m. while repairs are made to restore power lost due to the story.

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