Toppled maple trees cause big problems in Glens Falls

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The sounds of chainsaws filled the air in Glens Falls on Friday, where many trees came down from Thursday evening’s storms. That includes Garfield Street in Glens Falls – a densely populated residential neighborhood a few blocks east of Glens Falls High School.

Powerful thunderstorms blew through early Thursday evening, and the concern lingered all night long and well into the day on Friday.

A doorbell camera captured what happened at the corner of Garfield and Grove in Glens Falls at exactly 6:23 p.m. One maple tree toppled onto another. The second tree came to rest on some live power lines, where it remained at rest all night long and into the early afternoon on Friday.

For approximately 18 hours, with that tree leaning in a precarious direction, and the possibility that it could continue falling and land on either of two homes across the street, you can probably imagine how difficult it was for some neighbors to fall asleep.

Hear from some of them by watching the video of Dan Levy’s story.

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