Update (6 p.m.): The area around Route 327 and Upper Gray Road has been reopened.

Update (1:15 p.m.): Over 2,000 NYSEG customers are without power in Trumansburg after the late-morning/early-afternoon thunderstorm that came through Tompkins County Monday. Their restoration time is anticipated to be 3:45 p.m., according to the company.

Additionally, Tompkins County has issued an “avoid the area” alert around Route 327 (or Enfield Falls Road) and Upper Gray Road and Hines Road because of downed trees and power lines in the area.

Original story:

ITHACA, N.Y.—The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Tompkins County through 4 p.m. May 16.

The radar indicates 60 mph winds and quarter-sized to 1-inch diameter hail with expected hail damage to vehicles and wind damage to roofs, siding and trees.

Heavy rainfall may lead to flash flooding, and taking shelter away from windows is advised.

The Tompkins County Public Library (TCPL) is canceling its curbside service due to the storm.

As of 1:15 p.m., 2,331 New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG) customers are experiencing power outages in the Trumansburg and Enfield areas. NYSEG is predicting restoration by 3:45 p.m. this afternoon.

This story will be updated as needed, and if you have a storm-related closures or service suspensions email them to zhessler@ithacavoice.com.

Zoë Freer-Hessler

Zoë Freer-Hessler is a general assignment reporter for the Ithaca Voice. She has covered a wide range of topics since joining the news organization in November 2021. She can be reached at zhessler@ithacavoice.com...