High winds bring down cherry trees near Jefferson Memorial

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several cherry trees were uprooted when heavy rains and strong winds blew through the Nation's Capital.

The National Park Service said on its Twitter feed that about a dozen trees were uprooted Thursday afternoon. The cherry, elm and pine trees were at the paddle boat parking area at the Tidal Basin near the Jefferson Memorial.


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Officials say the lot, roads and sidewalks were closed for a few hours while the damage was cleaned up.


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