Massive Tree Cleared From Wires After Storm

Here, a GMP crew works to free electric wires from part of a massive tree on Mountain Avenue in Woodstock on Thursday. (Mimi Baird Photo)


In an epic wind storm, which featured winds of up to 65 mph from Wednesday night into Thursday morning, a portion of a massive tree on Mountain Avenue broke off and rammed into some electric wires (instead of hitting a nearby home), knocking out power to most of the neighborhood. The power to the lines eventually had to be cut for the situation to be addressed.

On Thursday, a crew from Green Mountain Power was on-site for about 6 hours getting the wires freed. Power was back on at 9 p.m. Thursday. A crew from Chippers cleaned up the tree matter later on.

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