NEW YORK (CBSNew York) – Strong winds from Tuesday’s storm brought down trees in the tri-state area. One person was killed Wednesday in New Jersey after a branch fell on two vehicles traveling on a county road in Morris Township.
Crews cleared the debris on Mendham Road, where police said a tree branch fell on cars, which were driving in opposite directions at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, killing a woman, CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge reported.
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“One of the people driving one of the eastbound vehicles was later pronounced dead at Morristown Medical Center after being treated by officers,” Morris Township Police Captain Robert Shearer said. .
Another person suffered minor head injuries.
The incident occurred after a northeast exploded in the area on Tuesday.
A tree also collapsed on a house in South Orange, pulling down wires.
Meanwhile, in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, CBS2 was there just as Isaac Reyes discovered that a tree had fallen on his parked car, near Clinton and Myrtle avenues.
” I have no words. I just bought this car about a month ago. Now I have to fix it. The windows cracked, the windshield’s gone, ugh, ”Reyes said.
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But Reyes said he felt lucky that was all that was damaged.
“I’m thankful that I wasn’t in the car when this happened, but look at my baby,” he said.
Elizabeth Comerford said the tree narrowly missed her Fort Greene home.
“It looked like a big bang. What I believe killed the tree is dry mold and rot, ”Comerford said.
Some Brooklyn residents said they fear the winds, combined with the rain-saturated ground, may have made the old trees in the neighborhood more unstable.
“What they need to do is come and check the trees now, to save more situations like this,” said Emmanuel Payne of Fort Greene.
“People move into these neighborhoods because they’re so wooded, green, and lovely, but it’s scary when you wonder if these are being kept?” Are the clumps of trees maintained? Tiffany Nixon added.
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The parks department said it is routinely pruning all trees on the street, adding that if residents are worried about a particular one, call 311 and a parks forester will show up, will inspect it and attempt to resolve this problem.