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Fierce winds take down trees

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

Photos by Tom Rivers

This tree toppled after fierce winds hit Tuesday after 7:30 p.m. The tree landed next to the Gaines Town Hall. Orleans Hub editor Tom Rivers was at the Gaines Town Hall for a board meeting when a neighboring tree was uprooted and came falling down, scraping against the Town Hall.

The parking lot behind the Gaines Town Hall was littered with leaves and branches from some of the nearby trees after a severe thunderstorm rolled through the area.

The wind knocked down this tree on Route 279, north of Route 104, making the road impassable.

The storm turned the sky dark. The Main Street traffic lights in Albion stopped working at about 8:30 p.m. due to the power outage that lasted overnight.

The storm also flooded local farm fields, including this one along Route 279 in Gaines.