When That South Wind Blows

An aspen tree blown over Sunday by a strong gust of wind rests on the rooftop of West Ketchum resident Susie Adams. Adams was standing in her kitchen at about 3 p.m. when she thought she heard thunder directly overhead. It turned out to be a mature tree that fell from neighbor Michelle Stennett’s yard. Fortunately for Adams, Stennett’s fence took the brunt of the fall, resulting in minimal roof damage. Sunday was a day of chilly temperatures, winter-like gray and steady, high winds coming from a different-than-usual direction, primarily the south. Tree companies such as Arbor Care received several calls Monday regarding downed cottonwood and aspen trees and many large broken tree branches.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

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