• Trees and Branches A Priority for Public Works

    Storm brought winds but little rainfall

    Cypress tree down on the Rec Trail. Photo by Cheryl Kampe.

    Cypress tree down on the Rec Trail. Photo by Cheryl Kampe.

    Pacific Grove Pubic Works staff are scrambling this morning to clear downed trees and branches throughout the city on the morning after a windstorm, with gusts up to 45 mph, wreaked havoc in Pacific Grove yesterday [Sun., Jan 31, 2016].

    Dan Gho, Public Works director, was en route to take new interim city manager Ben Harvey on a tour when he returned our call this morning. He described seven trees down, blocking or partially blocking streets and roads, plus three privately-owned trees which have damaged stuctures (at Congress and 17 Mile Drive on Sunset, at Esplanade and Ocean View, and one between 5th and 6h streets. He also said there’s a big tree down in Rip Van Winkle Open Space, and that they are negotiating with Pebble Beach about it. The biggest problem, he said, is at Melrose and Pine. A tree near the Methodist Church on Sunset has damaged a hoe across the street from the church. There are also significant branches down or in danger of falling at various locations.

    A cypress tree blew down across the Rec Trail and Public Works is making its removal a priority.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on February 1, 2016

    Topics: Front PG News

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