Downed tree closes section of Cornwall’s Fourth Street

A large section of a sugar maple blocks a section of Fourth Street East between Gloucester Street and Adolphus Street on Sunday, June 28, 2020. Cornwall Parks Supervisor (hi-vis vest) speaks to residents about the tree. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – A section of a tree came crashing to the ground on Fourth Street East late Sunday afternoon as the region experienced a severe thunderstorm.

That section from Gloucester Street to Adolphus Street is closed and will likely be for a few hours as a contractor is called to clean up the mess.

Cornwall Parks Supervisor Scott Porter says a rotten limb of the 60 foot tall (18 meter) sugar maple failed.

The tree, which is on private property, also took out power lines to a nearby home in the 330 block of Fourth Street East.

There have also been reports of localized flooding in the city.

Cornwall and SD&G has been under a severe thunderstorm watch and was briefly under a warning around 4:30 p.m.

A large section of a sugar maple blocks a section of Fourth Street East between Gloucester Street and Adolphus Street on Sunday, June 28, 2020. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)
A wire and some siding is ripped out of a home on Fourth Street East after a large section of a tree fell in a thunderstorm on Sunday, June 28, 2020. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)
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