SANDUSKY, Ohio (WWJ) – Cedar Point will reopen Tuesday after damage from high winds forced the Ohio amusement park to shut down Monday.
Power lines and poles were knocked down on the Cedar Point Causeway over the weekend — leaving the Sandusky park, along with water park Soak City, without enough electricity to operate.
The storm knocked down a power pole onto the causeway connecting the peninsula to the mainland and traffic was halted for drivers who were trying to get home.
Jordan Baker works at a nearby marina — she says the storm came in very fast.
“The first thing I saw was the darkness over by the islands .. that drew my attention the most and then the wind was just so loud, it started picking up so quickly and so we all just came inside after that,” said Baker.
Crews from Ohio Edison are working to make repairs — as the city of Sandusky is in clean up mode.
“It’s pretty bad, we’ll be working through the night; just trees down, trees on cars, buildings,” said one crew worker.
Soak City will also reopen Tuesday.
Cedar Point said in a statement that guests who had tickets for either Sunday or Monday will be able to use their tickets during any other day the park is open throughout this season, or they can get a refund.