Was it a tornado or a fierce storm that tore through the area late Tuesday evening, July 7?
Whatever the weathermen may call it, there’s no denying the strength of the wind that ripped a tall stately tree on Larchmont Avenue right out of the ground. The violent uprooting pulled up the adjacent sidewalk and smashed the curbstone in front of 8 Woodbine Avenue. The tree brought down a power line, which was repaired the next morning. Fortunately, only some flowers were crushed on the front lawn and no one was hurt in the tree’s fall.
Larchmont’s Department of Public Works was kept busy all night and into the next day removing downed trees and branches, reported Rick Vetere, DPW manager. One huge branch closed off the westbound lanes of the Boston Post Road.