The dark clouds came in fast and heavy rain fell along with booming claps of thunder accompanied by lightning.
As a severe thunderstorm warning hit Oneida County on Thursday afternoon, numerous accidents and incidents of wires down were reported around the area.
The dark clouds came in fast, and heavy rain fell along with booming claps of thunder accompanied by lightning.
In one of the incidents caused by the storm, a woman lost control of her vehicle due to the wet conditions on Route 49 in Rome, Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol said.
The vehicle flipped, landing on its roof and the driver, Shirley Suda, 55, of Rome, was pulled safely from the car. She was treated for minor injuries at the scene and transported to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital for evaluation.
At about 3:30 p.m., the National Weather Service out of Binghamton said a strong thunderstorm was coming through Oneida County.
The warning said that frequent cloud to ground lightning and heavy rainfall would also be a part of the storm and that it could lead to minor flooding.
In addition to the many calls for reported accidents, there were also instances of downed wires. One was reported on Meadow Drive in Lee and another on Reservoir Road in Kirkland.
As of 7:30 p.m., National Grid’s power outage map showed about 39 active outages affecting 1,137 customers.
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