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Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 10:36
Sam Chapman throws a piece of wood in to the back of a truck at Stadium View apartments in Bowling Green. Champman, who works for Stadium View, and others spent Monday morning picking up branches and using a chainsaw to cut up a tree that feel on a tenants car after 70 mph winds moved through the Bowling Green area late Sunday evening. (Photo: J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune)
A dozen of the 15 utility poles damaged along Dunbridge Road in Sunday night's storm had been replaced as of 8:45 this morning.
Assistant Municipal Administrator Lori Tretter said crews worked until about 9 p.m. Monday and were back at work shortly after daybreak.
"There is still all of the line work to do. The progress is dramatic," she said.
The poles toppled during what is being termed a down burst straight line wind estimated at 65 to 70 mph.
Tretter said one residential customer and two industrial customers on Dunbridge Road remained without power this morning. The hope is to get all three back on line today.
Dunbridge Road, between East Wooster Street and Poe Road, remains closed. This includes the intersection of East Wooster and Dunbridge.
Tretter said later today the situation will be reviewed to determine if the intersection can be opened.
"Even if the intersection is reopened the traffic light (control box) has been seriously damaged," she said.
For those who need to access businesses within the closure zone, it is recommended that contact be made with the business to discuss access.
No eastbound traffic is being permitted from the north or south ramps of Interstate 75. All traffic is being directed westbound.
Those traveling in the area are reminded that driving around "Road Closed" barricades can be very dangerous as there are many lines down throughout the corridor. Those who ignore the barricades may be cited.
Bowling Green's Electric Division continues to work in the area and has received support and assistance from many other communities and utility companies.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 July 2013 14:55

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