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High winds, rotting tree close streets

Alison Penn Photo At 11:43 p.m., the city of Roswell sent a press release that a rotting tree was expected to fall due to high wind conditions on North Richardson Avenue between Eighth and Ninth streets. This section of the road was closed by the city on Wednesday with notification to nearby residents and businesses. About an hour later the tree in question had fallen.

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Landfill and cemetery also close due to high winds


A large, rotting tree on North Richardson Avenue between Eighth and Ninth streets is in danger of falling amid today’s (Wednesday, March 13) high wind conditions. North Richardson has been closed to traffic between Eighth and Ninth streets and is expected to remain closed for much of the day. A tree removal crew will be on scene to remove the tree as soon as possible. Businesses and residents of that block have been informed. Citizens are asked to avoid that part of Richardson today.

Also, because of the high winds, the landfill and South Park Cemetery have each closed for the day.  The landfill closes any time there are strong enough winds. The cemetery has closed for public safety reasons involving the wind toppling trees and blowing tree limbs around.

Todd Wildermuth
Public Information Officer
City of Roswell

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