Storm downs power line, closes road


Last updated 6/8/2022 at 9:32am

A fir tree from a neighboring yard toppled in the wind Sunday, held up here by internet utility wires that kept it from falling further onto a truck. The owner backed the truck out "without a scratch," but the front porch was "a little bent," noted the occupant of the house, Karen Elizabeth Wapato, who supplied the photo.

A storm that ripped through the area Sunday afternoon toppled a tree that pulled down a powerline in Coulee Dam, closing River Drive and leaving the area without power for several hours.

A 60-foot evergreen tree fell across a front porch at 1015 River Drive but didn't damage the house or a pickup parked in the driveway - under the downed tree.

But it did pull down power lines crossing River Dri...

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