The Mercer Island Fire Department cleared a large maple tree from Island Crest Way just south of Southeast 40th Street on Oct. 10, according to the department’s Facebook page. The fallen tree blocked all lanes and struck a vehicle’s hood. The driver was uninjured. The department received a dispatch call at 7:02 a.m. and the last unit cleared the scene at 7:44 a.m., according the department. Crews used a chain saw to clear the tree from the roadway and notified the on-duty public works person so they could respond for debris clean up. A cause for the incident was not listed, but it is suspected to be wind and saturated ground from the rain. Courtesy of the Mercer Island Fire Department Facebook page

The Mercer Island Fire Department cleared a large maple tree from Island Crest Way just south of Southeast 40th Street on Oct. 10, according to the department’s Facebook page. The fallen tree blocked all lanes and struck a vehicle’s hood. The driver was uninjured. The department received a dispatch call at 7:02 a.m. and the last unit cleared the scene at 7:44 a.m., according the department. Crews used a chain saw to clear the tree from the roadway and notified the on-duty public works person so they could respond for debris clean up. A cause for the incident was not listed, but it is suspected to be wind and saturated ground from the rain. Courtesy of the Mercer Island Fire Department Facebook page

Large maple tree falls on section of Island Crest Way

Tree strikes vehicle’s hood; driver uninjured

  • Monday, October 12, 2020 3:52pm
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The Mercer Island Fire Department cleared a large maple tree from Island Crest Way just south of Southeast 40th Street on Oct. 10, according to the department’s Facebook page. The fallen tree blocked all lanes and struck a vehicle’s hood. The driver was uninjured. The department received a dispatch call at 7:02 a.m. and the last unit cleared the scene at 7:44 a.m., according the department. Crews used a chain saw to clear the tree from the roadway and notified the on-duty public works person so they could respond for debris clean up. A cause for the incident was not listed, but it is suspected to be wind and saturated ground from the rain. Courtesy of the Mercer Island Fire Department Facebook page


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