Reporter Leslie Korngold just sent in this picture of a fallen tree which has closed the Boston Post Road in Pelham Manor.
Here’s her caption: “Live wires lie tangled in the branches of a village tree that fell across the Boston Post Road at Pelhamdale Avenue at about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Traffic is being diverted around the intersection which is also closed to pedestrian traffic.”
Police Lt. David Donahue said Con Edison is on the scene and it looks like three poles were affected.
“This will be a nightmare for quite a while,” Donahue said. After the wires are removed then the very large tree has to be cut up; this will take hours, he said.
The tree fell just south of the busy four corners intersection. No one was injured.
Update: Steve DiDonato of New Rochelle called us to say his wife, Maria, had just driven through the intersection moments before the tree fell. She was out running errands at the time, and saw the massive tree crash to the ground via her rear-view mirror.
“She was shaking like a leaf,” he said. “What a miracle no one else was in that intersection.”
The DiDonatos live on Webster Avenue in New Rochelle; last week, Steve was featured in a Journal News story describing how he directed traffic around a large tree that had fallen into the street near his home. Their house survived the storm unscathed; they didn’t even lose power — only to see Maria have this close call this morning as the winds kicked up across the county.
“Unbelievable,” her husband said, adding of the tree, “This thing must have been ready to go.”
Reporter Candice Ferrette also let us know about a large tree that appeared to have recently fallen on a house just off the Hutchinson Parkway northbound near the exit for the Cross County Parkway — she said it was causing a lot of rubbernecking. We checked, but it turned out the tree has been there since last week’s storm. Will David took this picture; sounds like it’s quite a sight for motorists.
He reports: The tree is on the Hutchinson Blvd. home of Sirlister Rodgers, but it fell onto his neighbor’s house. His neighbor is William Imondo. The tree fell more than a week ago during the last storm. Workers began removing the tree Tuesday.
Have you seen other new damage this morning from wind?