Strong Winds Bring Down Tree

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treeEarly Sunday morning at approximately 2 a.m., residents of Burnham Place in Munsey Park awoke to a loud noise and no electricity. During the latest seige of bad weather, strong winds caused a large tree to uproot and fall on powerlines causing a black out to neighboring houses and damage to property and vehicles. 

A Burnham Place homeowner commented, “I knew it was windy, but I didn’t think it was that bad.”

The fallen tree was mature and seemed healthy but upon closer inspection had a rotted root system. The tree fell and snapped a utility pole which caused powerlines to be torn from the adjoining poles. Local area police were on the scene and quickly made calls to PSEG for assistance with downed power lines.

Crews were dispatched and several trucks came on the scene. The broken utility pole was promptly replaced and the process of re-wiring began. Residents were happy to have heat and power restored late Sunday afternoon.

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Elizabeth Johnson is editor of Manhasset Press and Port Washington News, special features including the Business Quarterly column, Manhasset Magazine, Pride In Port, Port Washington News, Port Gift Guide and other special sections. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community newspaper" several years in a row.

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