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    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — After the storm comes the cleanup. Many residents across the metro have an extra chore Thursday morning, and for some, the damage is inside and outside their homes. READ MORE: Next Weather Alert: Dangerous Heat, More Severe Storms Menace MinnesotaIn addition to damage, tens of thousands of people are without power following Wednesday night’s severe storms. As of 5 a.m. Thursday, Xcel Energy reported nearly 40,000 customers in Minnesota still lacked power. In Minneapolis, a fallen tree left a huge hole in one homeowner’s roof and a mess inside. (credit: CBS) The homeowner, Terry, set out buckets to catch the rain. He’s lived here for 20 years and said Wednesday was easily the worst storm he’s lived through. The damage isn’t just to his roof and the floor below. “There’s a good size hole in the roof where the branch had gone through,” Terry said. “Looked like there were a couple of branches there and the water is seeping down into the basement from here, so I had to move a lot of stuff away...
    GRASS VALLEY (CBS13) – It’s a race against time in Nevada County ahead of the wildfire season. Thousands of downed trees from December’s massive snowstorm are still scattered across the county. Officials are warning the fire season could be even worse than expected if those trees-turned-kindlings aren’t removed soon. READ MORE: Driver Won't Face Charges In Rocklin Collision That Killed High School Basketball Player Anthony WilliamsSteve Monaghan, director of emergency services, estimates the county probably collected about 3,500 tons of downed trees from the storm – a weight equivalent to about 450 school buses of debris. The concern? Cleanup is far from over. “We think it’s just a fraction,” Monaghan said. “The immediate concern is getting this kind of debris or brush away from people’s homes. So, that 100-foot of defensible space – that’s what we’re really focusing on.” Some of the green waste is used for a senior firewood program or hauled to Lincoln to generate power. Removal challenges include rugged terrain, an aging population and the sheer volume of downed vegetation. READ MORE: $10K Reward Offered For Information On...
    OAKLAND (BCN) — A fallen tree is blocking all lanes of northbound state Highway 13 in Oakland on Thursday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. The downed tree was initially reported at 7:13 a.m. on northbound Highway 13 near the on-ramp from Redwood Road. READ MORE: UPDATE: Intense Downpours Flood Roadways, Trigger Rockslides, Create Treacherous Driving ConditionsThe tree was still blocking the roadway two hours later and there is no estimate yet for when it will reopen. READ MORE: Shooting In San Francisco Bayview District Injures 1  MORE NEWS: Former Uber Security Chief Now Facing Wire Fraud Charges© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. and Bay City News Service. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — The high winds that raked Southern California on Thanksgiving week wreaked havoc on trees across the region, particularly in Santa Ana. (credit: City Of Santa Ana) READ MORE: Report: LA Sheriff Halting Use Of COVID Testing Provider Fulgent Over Alleged Ties To ChinaOnce the windstorm, which reached speeds between 25 and 35 mph and had gusts that exceeded 60 mph, finally subsided, Santa Ana city officials say its public works maintenance services division got more than 200 calls for help involving damaged trees. The calls included reports of 12 fallen trees, more than 60 tree limbs that fell, and tree brush blown about across the city, officials said. The core areas of the wind impacts were in central and eastern Santa Ana. READ MORE: Edward Badalian, Daniel Rodriguez Charged With Conspiracy, Assault In Connection With Jan. 6 Capitol BreachCity officials say they are prioritizing calls involving cars, structural damage, and blocked streets. Tree limbs and debris are being cut and stacked on parkways, to be removed once all major hazards have been addressed, officials...
    TAUNTON, MA (CBS) – Saturday evening’s storm was quick but powerful, bringing down trees and power lines in several places, and in Taunton, catching neighbors by surprise. “The whole house was shaking really bad. The wind was slapping against my doors out back,” said one man without power on Thrasher Street. READ MORE: TrilliumEvacuated As Firefighters Battle Blaze At Seaport BreweryThe wind gusts brought down a tree that became tangled up in power lines – knocking out electricity to most of the street. “We just heard a big smash, a big bang – me and my neighbor,” said Robert Smith. Storms brought trees down on power lines in Taunton. (WBZ-TV) Utility crews were high up in bucket trucks, working against the wind and bitter cold to restore power to those in the dark. The Lopes family was barbequing when the storm rolled through. “We put the flashlights up and just waited for the power to come back,” said Mikaell Lopes. READ MORE: 15-Year-Old Arrested For Allegedly Carrying Loaded GunThe longer they waited, the colder it got. Temperatures hovered...
    The Morris and Essex Line rail service was suspended Monday morning as a result of a downed tree, officials said. The service was suspended in both directions between Dover and Madison as of 8:30 a.m., according to a post on the train line’s social media pages. The suspension is the result of a downed tree in Morris Plains, the post says. Morris and Essex Line rail service is suspended in both directions between Dover and Madison due to overhead power issues resulting from a downed tree near Morris Plains. NJ TRANSIT rail tickets and passes are being cross-honored by NJ TRANSIT and private carrier bus.— Morris & Essex Line (@NJTRANSIT_ME) August 23, 2021 Meanwhile, NJ Transit and private carrier buses are cross-honoring rail passes and tickets.
    OXFORD (CBS) — Cleanup is underway in Central Massachusetts after Tropical Storm Henri brought down plenty of trees and power lines. This had been the largest concern for the storm in the days leading up to its arrival. In Oxford, storm force winds toppled a tree on Old Southbridge Road. Ron Derderian photographed the moment when the tree crashed into power lines and caught fire. READ MORE: Tropical Storm Henri Makes Landfall In Westerly, Rhode Island “We just heard like a loud fizzle and we went and looked and there was smoke,” he told WBZ-TV. A power line and tree came down and sparked on an Oxford road (Photo Via Ron Derderian) “Well, it was on fire, the live wires, I’m sure they’re 13,000 volts so they kept it hot,” Derderian said. National Grid crews acted fast, restoring power in just a few hours. READ MORE: Bostons Long Wharf Prepared For Potential Flooding At High Tide But in nearby Dudley, some families were without electricity for more than seven hours and counting. One man told WBZ-TV he is glad he...
    PIKESVILLE Md. (WJZ) — A downed tree has closed multiple lanes on the outer Beltway near Pikesville Tuesday morning. The CHART traffic camera shows the tree blocking at least three lanes. It is unclear if the obstruction struck any vehicles or caused any collisions.
    EVANSTON, Ill. (WLS) -- From Chicago to the suburbs, residents are again waking up to storm damage Wednesday morning. Some were still experiencing storms, as well.ComEd outages are affecting over 100,000 customers, mostly north and northwest of the city, after severe storms raced through the Chicago area during a weather-filled week.Porter County in Indiana was briefly under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning early Wednesday, and a few isolated storms were percolating around the area, ABC 7 Chicago meteorologist Tracy Butler said.A Heat Advisory is also in effect for Wednesday afternoon and evening, as the heat index will likely top 100 degrees again, she said. Temperatures will reach the 90s, which is worrisome for those without power.The line of storms Tuesday spanned from the north to south suburbs, and left damage in its wake across the area.In Evanston, a large tree came down on a car, almost splitting it in half. Crews worked quickly to get it out of the way, as it blocked the roadway.Another large tree on 87th Street and Bennett Avenue on Chicago's South Side split in two, and...
    Powerful thunderstorms rattled the D.C. region late Monday, with first responders fielding dozens of calls for downed trees, power lines and damage to buildings. A rapid flare-up of severe weather along the Interstate 95 corridor around D.C. and Maryland had fire officials busy, with crews rescuing at least one driver from high-standing water and assisting residents displaced from homes breached by fallen trees. “It was a very active evening,” D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Vito Maggiolo told WTOP. “We probably responded to a couple of dozen, if not more calls that were storm related, primarily for trees and power lines downed.” Listen to WTOP online and on the radio at 103.5 FM or 107.7 FM. Current traffic conditions Weather forecast Closings and Delays Sign up for WTOP alerts The National Weather Service received at least 24 reports of damage stemming from powerful winds in the D.C. region, with one particularly strong cell damaging homes around Silver Spring. That storm later split with one half moving southward, causing issues in the District mainly to the east of Rock Creek...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Before Elsa arrived, another system brought severe storms to parts of the region. In Wayne, part of a large tree came crashing down onto a home. Fortunately, no one was home at the time. READ MORE: South Jersey Homeowners Brace For Potential Flooding, Power Outages Ahead Of Tropical Storm Elsa Officials say the damage is extensive and the home has been deemed unsafe to live in. READ MORE: EYES ON ELSA: Tracking Tropical Storm Elsa As Jersey Shore Prepares For Potentially Dangerous Conditions In Doylestown, the storms uprooted a massive tree along Almshouse Road. That big tree also took down power lines with it. MORE NEWS: Letter Threatening Violence Against Cambodians In South Philadelphia Allegedly Written By 79-Year-Old Woman: Police Utility crews are working to clean up the mess and restore power.
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Fast-moving thunderstorms and heavy winds left damage in its wake across the Tri-State Tuesday night.While storms moved quickly through the area, gusty winds brought down many trees in New York City and New Jersey.Trees all across Queens came down, including this massive one on 84th Street and 150th.EMBED More News Videos Trees all across Queens came down, including this massive one on 84th Street and 150th. On Staten Island, Citizen App video captured a large tree that had fallen onto a house on Amsterdam Avenue.EMBED More News VideosOn Staten Island, Citizen App video captured a large tree that had fallen onto a house on Amsterdam Avenue. In New Jersey, photos shows a car crushed by a tree in East [email protected] TREE DOWN IN EAST ORANGE NJ FALLS ON TOP OF CAR.THANK GOD NOONE WAS HURT AWAITING COPS pic.twitter.com/ratQjhGdys— Jasmine (@JAZZ85336459) July 6, 2021In Hackensack, a downed tree took out wires and service to an apartment building on Arcadia Road.Yes. Photos of courtesy of Hackensack Fire Department they can be used— Hackensackfirenj (@HackensackFDNJ) July 7, 2021On the...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Severe weather was affecting traffic across the Chicago area Saturday afternoon as ponding water and downed trees brought traffic to a standstill in some places. On Lake Shore Drive a massive downed tree halted traffic in the southbound lanes near 63rd Street Beach. READ MORE: Tony Robinson Ordered Held Without Bond In Stabbing That Killed Anat Kimchi In The Loop, 2 Other Crimes Oh wow —this fallen tree is HUGE All southbound lanes on Lake Shore Drive are blocked as crews start to remove it This is near 63rd Street Beach @cbschicago pic.twitter.com/QxHj1PTeIx — Marissa Parra (@MarParNews) June 26, 2021 READ MORE: Tornado Reported Over South Suburban Crete, Storm Heads For Northwest Indiana Vehicles, including a bus, were stopped as crews tried to clear the way around 2 p.m. I see at least a dozen CTA riders in the bus stuck behind the tree here Spoiler: they don’t look happy @cbschicago pic.twitter.com/eSpOJxzSEM — Marissa Parra (@MarParNews) June 26, 2021 Traffic was also stopped on the Eisenhower Expressway due to standing water. Eastbound traffic was being diverted...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A growing problem in California is what to do with all the logs, clippings and brush associated with clearing defensible space or downed dangerous trees. “The problem is too easily solved. Why there isn’t a solution is baffling to me,” said Daniel Hovarter, a tree professional. READ MORE: Man Convicted Of 32 Counts Of Child Sexual Assault In Sacramento County Hovarter was downing a eucalyptus tree on 38th Street in Sacramento, right over Daisy Gutierrez’s home. “This is a very dangerous tree and I have two kids,” Gutierrez said. “If it’s a hazard to the home or a potential fire hazard to the home, they’re required to take the tree down or the homeowner’s insurance will drop them,” said Hovarter. Hovarter says due to the storms with high winds in January, and now the drought, his business has almost tripled. The problem is, so have fees at area landfills. “I pass those expenses along to the homeowner and at that rate, nobody gets their tree done,” he said. For example, the eucalyptus tree costs $15,000 to cut...
    A tree fell on an occupied portable toilet in Gettysburg National Military Park on Friday, trapping a man who was using the john at the historic Civil War battlefield, authorities said.  Rescuers who responded to the south-central Pennsylvania park had to saw part of the tree and cut open the porta-potty to free the man, a local fire official told the York Daily Record. PHILADELPHIA EX-MAYOR CALLS FOR CITY APOLOGY IN 1985 BOMBING THAT KILLED 11 Monument, Battle of Gettysburg, Gettysburg National Park, Pennsylvania . (Photo by: Arthur Gurmankin/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) "He was very lucky," Barlow Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief Joe Robinson told the newspaper.  "It was a large tree, and it just missed striking him. It could have been very serious," said Robinson.  CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The man was taken to Gettysburg Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  To read more from the New York Post, click here.
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Wind gusts reached up to 60 miles per hour for parts of the county Saturday. At Porter Ranch Saturday evening the winds were whipping around tree branches and even shopping carts in parking lots. READ MORE: Family of Gabriel Fernandez Holds Ceremony To Honor Him “There were two powerlines and a tree broke apart and fell onto them and then the street,” said a woman who lives in Van Nuys. “That scared me.” A tree came crashing down near South Beverly Drive and Whitworth Drive in the afternoon. Two cars were damaged. Nobody was hurt. Crews cleaned up the branches from the street. READ MORE: Orange County Traffic Stop Turns Up Two Kilograms of Fentanyl Powder At the Riviera Country Club, officials were forced to suspend a golf game in the third round at the Genesis Invitational. High winds at 35 m.p.h. caused golf balls to roll around. The last time a P.G.A. tour was suspended due to high winds was 2015. MORE NEWS: Two Additional Cases of U.K. COVID-19 Variant Detected in L.A. County The...
    Strong gusting wind brought on by the weekend storm will continue to weaken Sunday night and in the next few days. “We’re just on the tail end,” said Todd Hall, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Oxnard. The weekend storm, which brought little rain and some snow to the mountains, prompted wind advisories that will continue through Sunday night and Monday for parts of Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Among the reported damage, the weather service received reports of a downed tree and power line in Santa Clarita on Sunday morning, a downed oak tree in Ventura County and a downed sign on the 14 Freeway in the Antelope Valley, Hall said. Strong winds that impacted SW Calif. last night will continue to gradually diminish this afternoon into tonight. Will see some wind gusts 30-45 mph across the mountains and valleys through tonight with wind advisories remaining in effect. #LAwind #LAWeather #cawx #Socal pic.twitter.com/PIf7KT0Rto— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) February 14, 2021 Wind speed for Sunday night will vary from 15 to 30 mph in the...
    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Dozens of people were taken to hospitals after a massive car crash Thursday morning on an icy interstate in Texas as a winter storm dropped freezing rain, sleet and snow on parts of the U.S., officials said. First responders took about 30 people to hospitals after the crash near downtown Fort Worth, MedStar spokesman Matt Zavadsky told the Star-Telegram newspaper. He said some of those people were critically injured. Elsewhere, ice storm warnings were in effect from Arkansas to Kentucky, while another winter storm was predicted to bring snow to Mid-Atlantic states, the National Weather Service said. More than 125,000 homes and businesses were without electricity Thursday morning, largely in Kentucky and West Virginia, according to the website poweroutage.us, which tracks utility reports. Meanwhile, officials in central Kentucky were urging people to stay home due to icy conditions from a winter storm that downed tree limbs and power lines. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said state offices would be closed due to the weather. Crews were responding to numerous calls of downed icy tree limbs and...
    An overnight storm left parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania in disarray Christmas Morning. Thousands of New Jerseyans lost power Christmas Eve, as wind gusts of up to 55 miles per hour swept parts of the state (have photos? email [email protected]). Southeastern Pennsylvania experienced flooding well before midnight struck, which caused for several detours overnight into the early hours. While the strongest winds have moved out of the area, widespread areas of flooding were reported especially across eastern PA, the National Weather Service reports. Here are some areas to avoid: PENNSYLVANIA: 2610 Diamond St., Hatfield closed due to a large tree hanging on the power and telecommunication wires. NJ| Somerset| Montgomery| *Road Flooding*| Dead Tree Run Rd & Mill Pond Rd| Units reporting flooding, road closed | BNN | BNNDESK | #1444144 NEW JERSEY 200 block of Demarest Avenue for tree and wires in the roadway in Closter Studdiford Drive in Hillsborough, closed due to flooding Dead Tree Run & Mill Pond Road in Montgomery due to flooding Highland Avenue in Wyckoff closed due to downed pole Blackwells Mills Road in...
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