Wind blowing through the area Friday morning knocked down trees and branches
Wind blowing through the area Friday morning knocked down trees and branches that landed on power lines and left a couple of thousand area addresses without electricity. The most significant problem spot was on Concord Avenue, where a large pine tree was blown down across the road. Located on the property at 818 Concord Ave., the tall tree fell away from the home and crashed down on utility lines. The impact was enough to snap a utility pole. St. Johnsbury firefighters were called to the scene on a report that a wire on the ground was on fire. They arrived to discover a wire on the road was burning. They blocked the road with a fire truck and monitored the scene while waiting for a crew from Green Mountain Power to arrive.