UTICA, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY-TV) — The City of Utica has issued the following statement in regards to the severe storms.
Earlier this afternoon, several areas throughout the city experienced a severe wind and rain storm. Additional personnel from the Utica Police, Fire, Parks and Public Works Departments were called back to address traffic and storm related issues. Several trees fell due to high winds which has caused power outages in some areas of the city. The city’s DPW is removing trees from the street to ensure safe traffic flow. Some trees cannot be removed until the removal is cleared by National Grid. Only minor flooding has been reported at this time. To promote public and individual safety, the city encourages residents to stay away from any downed power lines.”Robert Palmieri, Mayor of Utica
UTICA, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY-TV) — There are reports of multiple trees and power lines down throughout the Utica and Central New York Region.
West Utica specifically has been hit hard and there are a significant number of trees down which are blocking roads. It is advised to stay clear of these areas unless it is necessary and to use alternate routes to avoid debris.
The images above are of a collapsed home on Bryant Street in Utica. A man in a wheelchair had to be evacuated from the scene.
National Grid’s Outage Map shows that most of the outages have been resolved. There is now a small outage in East Utica in the area of Pleasant Street and Graffenburg Road. National Grid has crews on the ground working to get the power back up and running. Roughly 300 customers are being affected.
Below you can see images of damage to the Wynn Hospital construction site and downed trees in the parking lot behind the F.X. Matt Brewing Company.
Eyewitness News will continue to provide the latest updates on the storm damage as it comes in.