Seneca County was under a severe thunderstorm warning Sunday evening, with National Weather Service announcing the storm was capable of producing quarter-size hail and damaging winds.
Also in northwest Ohio, western Erie County, eastern Ottawa County and northeastern Sandusky County were under a tornado warning.
In Old Fort, CR 51 was closed Sunday evening after part of a tree broke and landed on the roadway.
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CR 51 in Old Fort was closed Sunday evening after a tree branch broke and landed on wires.
Chief Aaron Koehl of Old Fort Volunteer Fire Department said it looked like wind snapped the tree. The 30- to 40-foot branch came to rest on top of electric and telephone wires.
American Electric Power was called to the scene. Koehl said no one lost power, and personnel closed the road as a precautionary measure.
The chief said Sunday's storm first brought wind and then a little rain. The storm "came in quick," he said.
Elsewhere in the county, Green Springs rescue personnel responded to a tree on a power line on SR 101.
There were 20,000 additional customer outages as a result of Sunday's storm, according to AEP's website.
A storm Friday had left about 45 percent of AEP Ohio's customers without power, it states. As of 6 p.m. Sunday, AEP Ohio had restored power to more than 250,000 of the 660,000 customers affected by Friday's "catastrophic" storms, according to its website.
"AEP Ohio is working around the clock to restore service to customers as safely and quickly as possible," the website states. "Personnel dedicated to system repairs work 16 hours a day. Support resources work through the night to reconcile restoration completed during the day to prepare work packages, maps and instructions for the crews to use the following morning."