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September 19, 2018

Police: Use Caution Traveling In City Of Oswego


UPDATE 10 p.m.

Emergency crews are still working to clear roadways throughout the city of Oswego.

Fallen trees and downed power lines are still present in various locations throughout the city.

Emergency workers will continue working into the night in order to clear roadways.

Police are advising citizens that there may be live wires down that emergency crews are not aware of, at this point.

A large tree fell on a wooden fence crushing it

A large tree fell on a wooden fence crushing it

Please exercise caution and do not go near any downed wires.

If you see downed wires, please report them to police immediately by phoning 911.

“We got hit with a straight line wind,” explained Bill Gregway, local observer for the National Weather Service. “It was probably a couple hundred yards wide.”

He estimated the wind speeds at around 35 mph, with some higher gusts.

It was a very strong trough of air, that seemed to come up out of the river, and rip through part of Oswego, he said. Areas from Hamilton Homes up through Brittany Hills were some of the hardest hit spots in the city, he added.

“I’ve seen a lot of limbs, big limbs, down, but not too many trees,” he said. Between 6 and 6:15 p.m., we received 0.56-inch of rain. It was tough to see across the road.”

ORIGINAL ARTICLE BELOW

Today (July 8), the city of Oswego experienced high winds which caused some significant damage in the form of fallen trees, downed power lines, and various power outages throughout the city of Oswego.

Several large trees crashed down at a Scriba residence during the storm.

Several large trees crashed down at a Scriba residence during the storm.

There have not been any serious injuries reported as a result of the damage.

The Oswego City Police Department urges motorists and pedestrians to exercise extreme caution if they are traveling through, or within, the city of Oswego.

Emergency crews are currently working to clear roadways.

One Response “Police: Use Caution Traveling In City Of Oswego”

  1. blake dafoe
    July 8, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Ya it was bad I was driving in it all of a sudden there was trees and branches everywhere

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