Crews work to clean up after windstorm

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Cleanup is underway after Wednesday’s windstorm took down trees and power lines.

Since Wednesday night, towns had to prioritize what damage they would get to first. According Irondequoit Commissioner of Public Works Bob Kiley, they have had crews going non-stop: armed with chainsaws; cutting and repairing.

“Tree roots can be pretty big in general and if you get the older oak trees or the older, more mature maple trees and they start to topple over, that’s when we get the infrastructure damage,” said Kiley.

Kiley says though this windstorm wasn’t as powerful as the infamous storm last year; they were prepared. 

“First, it’s what’s impacting traffic, or the flow of traffic and after that we start to access is this tree down? Is it in the road?” explains Kiley.

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