State of Emergency in effect in East Syracuse amid storm damage

<font size="2">Some of the four downed trees blocking this street in East Syracuse</font>

East Syracuse is under a state of emergency with significant damage from severe storms that pushed through Central New York Tuesday afternoon.

The village was hit particularly hard by the storms. With some streets blocked off due to many trees down, the Mayor is asking people to stay off the roads for now.

The Police Chief says Hartwell Avenue was hit especially hard. Crews are busy trying to clean up the damage left behind.

By late Tuesday night, most of the village was without power. Garry Campbell lives just north of the village center. He said the storm sounded like a freight train moving through. Four downed trees blocked his street when he was able to make his way outside.