Ice storrm

Dave Fischer mans a chainsaw to cut up a large branch that fell and blocked Niphon Street just south of where it intersects with David Street in West Point early Tuesday morning. Also helping remove the tree is Randy Dirkschneider.

An early Tuesday morning ice storm created havoc in West Point and the surrounding area. The weight of the ice broke off several large tree limbs which fell onto power lines. In other areas, power lines and power poles gave way on their own.

A disruptive and dangerous ice storm hit West Point and the neighboring area early Tuesday morning, knocking out power to several homes and doing significant damage to trees.

Trees and power lines collapsed under the weight of the accumulation. Freezing rain began falling just before midnight and continued most of the early morning. The sound of tree branches giving way could be heard as early as 2 a.m.

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