Tornado touched down in Oneida County

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WESTERNVILLE, N.Y. (WHEC) — A cold front that brought us heavy rain this past week brought severe weather to parts of Central New York. As a line of thunderstorms rolled through Central New York Thursday, a tornado spawned just to the west of Utica.

It happened around 7:30 p.m. in Westernville in Oneida County.

This tornado was rated as an EF-1 by the National Weather Service and had a path length of over two miles. The tornado has estimated winds of 105 MPH and at its largest had a width of 100 yards. The tornado touched down in the Woods Valley Ski Area and then proceeded to move northeastward into downtown Westernville.

The tornado causes significant damage to property along Main Street in Westernville and tore the roofs off of several homes. Also, numerous trees were uprooted and snapped but thankfully no one was hurt or injured in the storm.