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Tree service companies see increase due to ice

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After an icy weekend, residents and businesses work to cleanup fallen tree limbs before causing more damage. Tree services were out in full force after ice caused quite a mess for residents, and their homes.

"The calls started coming in Saturday evening, trees starting to fall on houses and stuff. We got called out Saturday and have pretty much worked around the clock since." says Josh St. Clair, owner of Precision Tree Services LLC.

Inches of ice gathered on many branches of trees...which ultimately, resulted in branches falling on cars, homes and power lines. CJ's Precision Tree Service hit 3 homes during the day Monday, all with similar problems.

"There was a tree back there that fell on top of the shed back there where he parks his truck and on the roof. So we were trying to get it off the roof and make it safe again, where they can park their cars in the driveway." St. Clair says.

Landscapers say what makes these limbs so dangerous is the fact that these branches along with the ice on top of them can add anywhere from 5 to 20 pounds more weight.

"If they're not cut back and they're real long...they will break off." St. Clair says.

Which has been a problem for Empire Electric officials,who were already swamped with power outage calls.

"As that ice slides off, you see lines and trees that will have movement in them and that movement can create some damage to the system." says Media Manager of Empire Electric, Julie Maus.

Officials have restored the majority of the power to our area...but warn residents that with above freezing temperatures headed our way...the risk for power outages is still there.

"Over the next several days as we see ice melt and sliding off of the power lines, its very likely that we will see outages." Maus says.

Empire electric officials will be working through the holidays to restore power to all those affected.

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