You've probably heard the chainsaws and wood chippers roaring away in Winchester in the past couple days.
Debris crews continue making progress on the hundreds of trees that fell in the storms.
Crews go to work scooping up and raking up debris that's drying out and piling up along Winchester's streets.
John Rosenberger, who lives in Winchester, explained, "Not being able to get in the house, not having electricity, not having any air conditioning - that's been the worst part."¤
Rosenberger spent his Fourth of July holiday cleaning up the tree that snapped out of his yard and into the street below. He's not alone.
When I asked John Corbin, a foreman with Asplundh, how many trees he'd cleared, he said, "Not even a clue, because it's just all day. You're constantly moving."
Corbin is a foreman with Asplundh. He and his crew have been in constant communication with Shenandoah Valley Electric to make sure the trees they're clearing don't have any hot wires in them.
It's a scenario he's gotten used to over the years.
"This doesn't seem to be as bad as your ice storms or the last hurricane i was in," Corbin said.
Rosenberger continued, "I've lived right here on the corner my whole life, which is over over 60 years, and no."
"You work as hard as you can as fast as you can to get it done so you can move on to the next area," concluded Corbin.
If you're still waiting for a crew make it your street, the city asks you to be patient, as it's been a while since they've had this much material to take care of. Yard debris can be placed on the roadside for pick up for later this week.
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