Tornado reportedly touches down in Oneida County near Rome

By WKTV News

The last tornado warning for Central New York expired around 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, after an afternoon filled with high winds, rains, and lots of storm damage.

There are several reports of trees and power lines down throughout the area and severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for all of Central New York until 9 p.m.

Black skies blanketed the area, with reports of hail and strong storms Tuesday afternoon after a tornado reportedly made its way through parts of the area.

At 4:20 p.m., trained weather spotters reported a tornado southwest of Rome and moving northeast towards the City of Rome.

During Tuesday's storm, there were also reports of a roof being blown off a house in Bridgeport and traveling a mile via the high winds.

The storm also caused damage to various parts of Northern and Western Oneida County, with street flooding reported in parts of Rome and large trees down in Barneveld.

1,200 National Grid customers in Oneida County were reported to be without power shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday night. The highest concentration of those without power were in the Rome area. Power was expected to be restored by 9:30 p.m.

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