Wet Weather Downs Trees Across Upstate

Tree down on house in Spartanburg
Falls Park on Sunday, 10/4/15
Falls Park on Sunday, 10/4/15

A lot of people woke up Sunday morning to find roads closed from fallen trees. There are reports across the Upstate of trees down.

In Greenville, a large tree fell from one neighbor’s yard into another, taking the power lines with it. It happened just off McIver Drive near downtown.

Crews with a local tree service, utility company and water restoration were all on the scene trying to get it cleaned up.

“Worked all day yesterday and most of the night. Got a little rest. Got back in here today. Doing it again,” said Pike Lineman Mark Nix.

Just around the corner, a large limb sideswiped another house. The homeowner told us it put holes in his roof and crushed a fence that took him five years to build.

In Spartanburg, a large tree fell right on top of a house on Eastwood Drive.

Neighbors told us it startled them awake when it came crashing down around 6 a.m. Sunday.

They say an older woman and two of her daughters were inside but only suffered minor injuries.

At the Greenville Zoo, a barricade was blocking the entrance Sunday. It was closed along with Cleveland Park, an area prone to flooding.

But that didn’t keep people from exploring other parts of the city.

Even in the pouring rain, Falls Park was still popular.

Amy Splan and her daughter were among the many sightseers we found out enjoying the view.

“Loud, rushing,” said Splan. “Really, really full. Beautiful, just beautiful.”

 

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