Major storm rolls through area causing heavy damages


WEST WINFIELD, N.Y. (WKTV) - Downed trees, split branches, and live powerlines littering the streets; that is what the scene looked like in West Winfield following a major storm that tore through the area, Thursday.

At around 4:00 p.m., a severe storm made its way through Central New York, bringing heavy rains, damaging winds, and lightning strikes throughout the region.

The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Warning for parts of Herkimer, Fulton, and Montgomery Counties during the storm that hit parts of Oneida County as well.

Many in the area reported sightings of tornadoes touching down over various parts of the region, such as in West Winfield, however this has not yet been confirmed by the National Weather Service at this time.

There have been reports of heavy damages throughout the area, however, including a barn collapse in Fort Plain, and a house collapse in Jordansville.

Various municipalities have since put out travel advisories for their residents as the clean-up has now begun to remove trees and wires from the streets.

At this time, no injuries as a result of the storm have been reported, but we will continue to update you as more information comes in.

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