Trees Still Coming Down Because of Sandy

Jack writes:

“This happened Sunday, November 2, an enormous tree coming down — soil weakened by the hurricane’s wind and rain, presumably — and blocking all of Porter Street, just on the west side of Rock Creek Park. Two cars were winged, and one unfortunate car took a direct hit. Looks like this Ohio visitor will be needing a new ride home.”

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  • Probably thought this unzoned neighborhood would be a great place to stash their out-of-state vehicle. Karma’s a bitch.

    • Sandy HATES ohio state.

    • Wow, talk about schadenfreude.

      I’m no fan of people evading D.C. registration requirements (when they don’t qualify for ROSA exemptions), but 1) we have no way of knowing if that describes the owner of this car and 2) even if it did, the total destruction of the car would be completely out of proportion to the offense.

  • I was the first car on the scene when this happened (which was on Friday around 8PM). There was a woman in the vehicle. Fortunately, a few pedestrians pulled her out immediately. She was hysterical but not injured. Porter St. was closed for a while.

  • mmm out of state Illinois and Ohio plates! they should have been in their home states voting!!

  • Bitch knocked me down!

  • I’m so glad you posted this. I just drove past this car 20 min ago. The tree has been completely cleaned up, leaving a perfectly parked but completely smashed car. Couldn’t figure out what had happened to it!

  • Nothing a hammer, some duct tape and wd40 can’t fix

  • Sunday, November 4th? Or Friday, November 2nd?

    • Friday, November 2nd, like SS said. I heard a snap then saw the whole tree carom into the road from my balcony at the top of Porter St. Scary. Glad no one was hurt.

  • This is the third large tree to come down in the past four months. The first was about 2 weeks after the Derecho (July 10th), the second about a month ago (October 12th) and now this one. Thankfully, as far as I know, nobody has been hurt. However, this obviously continues to be a problem. Does anyone know who is “in charge” of these trees? It seems as though something should be done about them, because it’s llikely only a matter of time before the next one falls.

  • Unless this was on NPS property, it’s DDOT’s responsibility (Urban forestry division).

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