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Strong storms rock Manchester

Clean up crews work on Thursday morning to attempt to extract this truck from a tree that strong winds blew over on it during the Wednesday storms.  Luckily, the couple inside the vehicle suffered only minor injuries.
Clean up crews work on Thursday morning to attempt to extract this truck from a tree that strong winds blew over on it during the Wednesday storms. Luckily, the couple inside the vehicle suffered only minor injuries.

Story and photos by Mark Carpenter –

A line of strong spring storms rolled through Manchester on Wednesday evening, causing damage in many parts of the village, with high winds downing trees in numerous streets and yards, and residents reporting windows shaking.

According to sources with the Manchester Fire-Rescue-EMS, calls began to come in around 10 p.m. on Wednesday night, with the most serious incident taking place on Front Street where a couple just driving down the street turned out to have a little bit of luck on their side.

The strength of the winds that hit Manchester on Wednesday evening are evidenced by this tree that is literally snapped in half.
The strength of the winds that hit Manchester on Wednesday evening are evidenced by this tree that is literally snapped in half.

As the couple drove down Front Street, high winds snapped a large tree and it fell directly on the truck as it passed. The falling tree totaled the vehicle, but fortunately the couple escaped with only minor injuries, thought they will be in the market for a new vehicle.

Clean up efforts began on Thursday morning in the village.

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