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70-foot tree topples, taking down light post

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A left turn signal flickers before going out after a 70-feet tall tree fell, taking a traffic light with it, at Tokay High on Wednesday.

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A 70-foot tall pine tree fell over at Tokay High School today, mangling a street light at the corner Ham Lane and Century Boulevard.

Berndt Tree Service had about 10 men using chainsaws to cut the trees into chunks and then drag them into a wood chipper.

An employee from the tree service said the wind, which was coming from the southeast, likely twisted the tree that was top heavy from pine cones that had yet to fall.

Check www.lodinews.com later this afternoon for a full weather update.

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Dan Evans/News-Sentinel

A left turn signal flickers before going out after a 70-feet tall tree fell, taking a traffic light with it, at Tokay High on Wednesday.

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