Flooding overwhelms Oneida and Madison counties

Flooding in Madison County in Cazenovia on Saturday

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) - Heavy rains caused flash flooding and power outages throughout central New York.

Mayor Robert M. Palmieri of Utica declared a state of emergency Saturday. He said several roads are impassable.

Oneida and Madison counties also issued travel advisories urging residents to avoid unnecessary travel and to watch for road closures.

However, as of Sunday morning those advisories were lifted but Utica

National Grid reported that several thousand customers in Onondaga and Madison counties lost power during the storm. Most customers had power restored by Saturday night.

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