Friday, December 2, 2011

Riverside Terrace: Huge Tree Still Blocking Road At Allesandro Elementary

Photos: Diane Edwardson, December 1, 2011. Neighbors report that the huge pine tree that went down in the windstorm is still blocking the Riverside Terrace as of 3 PM Friday.  (Click on photos to enlarge.)  

At least one neighbor reported the tree down last night via the CD13 311 iPhone app.  I called it in to CD13 yesterday afternoon. 
The huge pine tree snapped about 20' up the trunk, yet still reached the retaining wall across the street.  Utility lines are down in the street and to the house (above). 
A neighbor put up a hand written sign yesterday on a telephone pole near Silver Lake Ave.  As of Friday afternoon, there were no official signs, cones or safety tape to warn drivers to not even attempt to drive around Allesandro Elementary School.  A neighbor reports a "Training Bus" took a wrong turn and had to back all the way around the school. 

Riverside Terrace is a one-way street around the school.  And the only official way out of the neighborhood.  Most of the neighborhood streets behind the school is a Red Flag Day No Parking district so it is more than a little troubling to learn about the fire on Lake View that could have easily spread to this part of the neighborhood. 

Related: A neighbor on Riverside Place says power has only been on and off a few times over the past two days.  Internet was restored to Riverside Place some time last night.