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Fallen tree limbs concern Albany woman

Gail Mitchell, Homeowner Gail Mitchell, Homeowner

A tree limb knocked out power to homes in a west Albany neighborhood this afternoon. One woman says problem trees pose a danger to people and property there and she wants something done about it.

Gail Mitchell says she is concerned with the growing amount of fallen tree limbs in her neighborhood that could put others at risk.

At about 3 o'clock Wednesday, Water, Gas and Light crews were called to an alley near Samford Avenue to trim away a tree limb that had fallen on a power line, leaving several residents, including Gail Mitchell without power. Mitchell says fallen limbs from trees in her neighbor's yard have damaged her carport. She's asking that neighbors keep up with lawn maintenance for the safety of children in the neighborhood.

"I'm worried about somebody getting killed,” said Gail Mitchell. “Because if those limbs fall on that power line and the grass growed up like it is, then it's going to cause a fire and there are two kids over there that I know that live there."

Water, Gas and Light tree crews had power restored within an hour. WG&L is responsible for making sure areas immediately around power lines are clear, but otherwise they do not cut down or trim trees on private property.

Mitchell says she has contacted Code Enforcement about growing problems with lawn maintenance and dying trees in her neighborhood. She says she's even considering moving.

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