Strong winds during a severe thunderstorm Saturday afternoon kicked up gusts measuring 60 miles per hour in some neighborhoods.
On the south side, the storm brought down a massive tree with a trunk two to three feet in diameter in the 800 block of Roosevelt in the City of Racine. It blocked the road, and prompted a response from police to make sure residents weren’t in danger from downed power lines.
A crew with a wood chipper was brought it to cut up the tree and remove any remaining debris from the roadway.
Another tree at LaSalle and Walton was also toppled by wind, taking out the back of a van on its way down. Luckily, no one was hurt.
Photos are courtesy of Justin Hankins and Becky Pinkalla.