Crews in Charlottesville Work to Remove Fallen Trees
Snow isn't the only thing crews are dealing with Wednesday. The cleanup effort to remove downed trees in neighborhoods is also keeping them busy, with much of that work expected to go on well into Thursday.
We've been hearing three words over and over throughout the day: heavy, wet, snow. And those elements combined have certainly taken a toll on trees.
One of the areas hit hardest was the Fry's Spring neighborhood in Charlottesville, which has a number of old trees. A part of the neighborhood was blocked off Wednesday morning and people were forced to maneuver around the debris to get to and from their homes.
Crews arrived on the scene to help clean up the mess, but it was neighbors like Ed Hall who chipped in as well to remove branches and make sure no one was hurt.
"We wanted to just go out and walk in the snow and when we come across somebody needing help like pushing their car out or pulling a downed limb off the road, we'll do that to help out," Hall said.
People who live in Fry's Spring say they are always on standby to help in these types of situations because their neighborhood is usually hit hard during inclement weather.
Although the snowfall has slowed down, the weight is still sitting on the trees, so people are being cautioned to look out for falling limbs and snow.
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