Traffic diverted when tree falls across West SL Road

Becky Vargo • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:05 AM

One of those homeowners, Clark Tibbe, said he heard a “thud” when the branch hit the ground about 8:45 p.m. He noted the wire was laying across one of the vehicles in the driveway.

Traffic was able to divert through Veits Landing while the road was blocked.

A crew from the Grand Haven Board of Light & Power arrived almost an hour later and pulled the wire from the tree. Dunning and BLP employee Bob Scamehorn started cutting up the tree and removing it from the road; while another BLP employee, Ron Cook, went up in the bucket to repair the transformer.

Power was expected to be restored to the two homes sometime later in the night.

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