Tree crashes large Falmouth party

Carole Morris-Underhill
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A downed tree caused some unexpected excitement at a catered Falmouth party Sunday evening, July 27.

Windsor firefighters responded to a house party in the 100 block of Town Road after a tree cracked and struck a power line around 8 p.m.

Capt. Doug Matheson, with the Windsor Fire Department, said the firefighters attended the scene as there were reports of power lines arcing. The power to the site was cut.

Matheson said upon arrival, they noticed a limb from the downed tree was blocking access to a vehicle. The fire department cut away the downed branch so the driver could move her vehicle.

“There were no persons in the car, and no damage. We just tried to help her out,” said Matheson.

Nova Scotia Power employees were called to the site to assess the situation and look into restoring power.

Organizations: Windsor Fire Department, Nova Scotia Power

Geographic location: Town Road, Falmouth, Hants County West Hants

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  • Di
    July 28, 2014 - 08:55

    This is news? I should have called the Hants Journal on my birthday a couple years ago then... End of February, tons of food made, house all ready for guests... moments before the first car arrives and the party begins, the power pole on our lawn snapped in half, leaving lines hanging across our sun porch and over the driveway. Regardless of the lack of power, the party went on in the dark by candle light. We had power restored at roughly 3am, and it was then people began to leave for home. Several weeks later, NSP came out to install a new pole and remove the temporary fix they had put up. Our front lawn was torn up, huge holes and large rocks left in a mess. After several months of "We'll be out to fix it next week, we promise!" I gave up chasing NSP to fix the damage to our lawn. I fixed it myself, and they then credited us a small rebate on our next bill for my time.... A few years later, we still have fragments of the old pole in our backyard that they never removed.