Sorry, but winter isn’t over yet

Compass arts and entertainment editor Anne Day was driving on Route 44 in Salisbury on Friday afternoon, March 2, and narrowly missed being hit by a falling maple tree, which then hit power lines and caught fire. Heavy equipment, top photo, was needed for post-storm cleanup of the venerable maple. Photo by Anne Day

It wasn’t the snow or the sleet or the ice that made the storm on Friday, March 2, such a beast. It was the high winds and the moisture in the ground, which allowed top-heavy trees to heel over and take down power lines. 

Emergency volunteers, State Police officers, crews from the Department of Transportation and workers from the Eversource power company and the area’s cable and internet providers were out in force all weekend long, clearing trees and trying to restore services to customers.

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