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November 18, 2013

High winds do little damage in the Falls

Department of Public Works employees did not have much to clean up Monday despite high winds starting Sunday night that lasted into the morning.

Dave Kinney, the DPW's director, said he and Deputy Director John Caso did not receive any calls for downed trees over night.

"I thought for sure something would happen," Kinney said. "I think we got lucky."

Kinney said he sent a crew of forestry workers out to search for downed trees, but they mostly came across small branches.

Kinney said the lack of damage may have been due to the fact that most of the leaves are off the trees and that a wind storm about two weeks ago might have knocked most of the weaker trees and limbs down.

"Maybe a lot of the weak branches came down then," Kinney said.

Residents are asked to call 284-4840 to report any downed trees.

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