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NYC still cleaning up fallen trees 2 days after snowstorm

November 17, 2018 - 1:32 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- On Saturday, the city lifted a ban it imposed after the snowstorm that prohibited people from entering parks because of falling trees and limbs.

Nevertheless, it’s a good idea to stay alert and look up.

On the Upper East Side on Saturday morning, huge branches snapped off a tree, bounced onto a car and landed on the sidewalk and road near Second Avenue and 90th Street.

Upper East Side resident Christen was walking her dog and wasn’t happy to see it.

“This is really concerning,” she said. “I mean, any person walking by it could have fallen on.”

The city Parks Department has 20 crews out in all five boroughs this weekend, cutting down dead trees and limbs.

There are about five cutters in each crew to cut down branches before they fall.

A resident named Shelia said one weekend doesn’t solve of the problem.

“That should be an ongoing project, not just after the fact,” she said.

Christen agreed with that sentiment.

“These trees probably need to be trimmed more frequently,” she said. “Looks like they forget about us on the Upper East Side.”