A huge maple tree fell on the front of Fran Bovenzi and Paul Gallagher’s house at 191Utica Street.
The tree fell on the house just after noontime. Fran Bovenzi said that there was no loud crash when it fell and that from inside the house it sounded like a picture had fallen off the wall.
She also said that she was absolutely amazed that none of the wooden storm windows on the house cracked or broke when the tree fell on the house.
When Department of Public Works Foreman, David N. Moore arrived on the scene, he said there was also another large tree down on Barry Street.
Moore also said that it was impossible to straighten the tree back up again, but that it was still too windy to have a bucket truck come over so the DPW could cut up the tree and remove it from the roof of the house.
So the DPW set up wooden barriers around the tree.
Earlier in the day, the National Weather Service had issued a High Wind Warning with a forecast of 30 to 40 mph winds from the southwest with gusts up to 60 mph.
Even though the tree didn’t block the street, the downed tree snarled traffic on Utica Street as people stopped to gawk and take pictures. At one point cars were back up 4 and 5 deep in each direction as drivers stopped to take pictures with their cell phones.
No one was hurt when the tree fell. The Brockport DPW was on the scene within 15 minutes and had the area cordoned off within a half hour.