NO INJURIES AFTER TREES FALL

by Gair on November 25, 2013

THE CHIEF OF POLICE IN BARTLETT SAYS NO ONE WAS HURT LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON AFTER TWO LARGE PINE TREES FELL ONTO ROUTE 302 NEAR THE EXPERIMENTAL FOREST.

TIM CONIFEY SAYS ONE OF HIS OFFICERS, ALONG WITH BARTLETT FIREFIGHTERS AND BARTLETT JACKSON AMBULANCE, RESPONDED JUST AFTER 5:15 P.M. TO THE RIVER RD. INTERSECTION WITH ROUTE 302 AND PINE ST.

ON ARRIVAL, THE OFFICER FOUND PEOPLE DIRECTING TRAFFIC AROUND THE FIRST TREE THAT HAD FALLEN.

CONIFEY SAYS HIS OFFICER MOVED THE PEOPLE TO A SAFER AREA AND AS SHE WAS WALKING BACK TO HER CRUISER ABOUT 5:40 P.M., A SECOND TREE FELL ON THE ROAD, WITH SOME BRANCHES BRINGING DOWN SOME WIRES AND OTHERS FALLING ON THE CRUISER.

CONIFEY SAYS THE TREES – ESTIMATED TO BE AT LEAST 80 FEET HIGH, WERE BROUGHT DOWN BY WINDS THAT GUSTED BETWEEN 30 AND 40 MILES PER HOUR. NEW HAMPSHIRE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION CREWS ARRIVED TO CUT UP AND REMOVE THEM.

CONIFEY SAYS SOME CUSTOMERS LOST POWER BECAUSE OF THE DOWNED WIRES BUT UTILITY CREWS RESPONDED AND SERVICE WAS RESTORED WITHIN A FEW HOURS.

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