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Cleanup, restoration work continues after storm

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 June 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers  – A maple tree was knocked down at the corner of Eagle and Main streets in Lyndonville during the storm last night.

CARLTON – Orleans County residents have been out picking up lawns littered with limbs and power crews are out trying to bring the electricity back.

About 2,000 National Grid customers in the Carlton area remain without electricity, and National Grid estimates it should be back on at 6 p.m. today.

A portion of Route 98 in Carlton Station remains blocked off while crews work to restore power and clean up from the fierce thunderstorm that hit the area at about 8 p.m. last night. Several power lines and poles were knocked down just north of Ho-Jack’s Bar and Grill.

In Lyndonville, Barbara Tice was out trying to pick up branches and assess the damage from a fallen maple tree. She also lost two trees during the December ice storm.

She was thankful the maple tree didn’t land on her house or take down other trees. She and her husband Julio Tice have lived in a historic house for 25 years. That house at the corner of Eagle and Main streets was built in 1857.

“The whole house shook when it hit the ground,” Mrs. Tice said. “We were lucky it missed the house by about 4 feet.”

Barbara Tice, left, was out this morning picking up branches from a fallen tree. She was joined by friend Jocelyn Munn.