The Weekly Ringer

The University of Mary Washington Student Newspaper

Trouble With Trees

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Elizabeth Nowrouz/Bullet
Elizabeth Nowrouz/Bullet


Strong winds Tuesday resulted in a large tree falling on several parked cars in the UMW Apartment parking lot on William St.

Around 5 p.m., junior Colin Turner was in the living room of his first floor apartment when he heard a strange noise.

“I heard a cracking and I looked out the window of my living room and saw that a tree was falling,” Turner said.

Turner went outside to check the damage and make sure no one was hurt, and then notified UMW Police.

The Police arrived on scene at about 5:20 p.m. Officers took down the license plate numbers of the affected cars and notified the owners.

Branches from the large tree landed on five cars, though the damage to most of the vehicles appeared minimal.

Crews were on scene throughout Tuesday removing the tree in sections. By Tuesday evening, the tree was completel removed and the cars were allowed to park n the area.