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Storm Causes Some Excitement in the South Slope

March 9th, 2008 · No Comments

Yesterday’s big rainstorm caused some excitement in the South Slope. The photos above and below were shot and posted by f.trainer who also produces the excellent Food of the Future blog. He emailed us to say:

lots of carnage on 20th street between 6 and 7th aves this afternoon. around 1pm they closed of the street after a tree fell onto a car on the other side of the street. not sure how it fell over but there was a pretty massive lightning strike right before that. but that could be unrelated…oh and also a light pole had been knocked down just down the street. from the looks of it, it seems like the pole may have been struck by a firetruck turning around or backing down the hill.

Photo below.

UPDATE: The pole came down because, per an email we got, “a firebox cable strung from streetlight to streetlight got caught in the tree’s branches, and when the tree went, so did the streetlight.”

Tags: South Slope · Weather