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.
A ranger at the Jefferson Mem shot this afternoon's storm passing over the Tidal Basin before uprooting several trees on the far shore. pic.twitter.com/iYDavq6poO— National Mall NPS (@NationalMallNPS) April 7, 2017
Several cherry trees (and other species) down at paddle boat parking area. Lot closed until cleanup is complete. pic.twitter.com/7BRIruu2Sv— National Mall NPS (@NationalMallNPS) April 6, 2017
East Basin Drive closed until crews clear downed trees pic.twitter.com/R0fnuGKOkQ— National Mall NPS (@NationalMallNPS) April 6, 2017
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