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Trees tumble amid high winds

Glendale took the majority of damage from winds that reached up to 60 mph late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, with multiple trees falling throughout the city. Burbank escaped relatively unscathed, with the forestry division of the Park, Recreation and Community Services Department responding to only one tree falling to the ground.

Around 1 a.m., a 30- to 40-year-old tree on the 300 block of Front Street fell to the street and completely blocked the right of way. It took approximately two hours for crews to chop up the branches.

“We have been busy today,” said assistant director for parks Marisa Garcia on Thursday. “But have had no need to bring in any additional resources.”

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Employees from the forestry division continued to clean up fallen and broken branches throughout the city on Thursday.

“We’re very lucky no other trees have come down,” Garcia said.

Hollywood closures announced

Burbank Public Works crews will start reconstruction work at the intersection of North Hollywood Way and Olive Avenue Monday through Jan. 11.

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North Hollywood Way between West Olive Avenue and Riverside Drive will be closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic during the week-long project, the city announced.

The outside lane of westbound West Olive Avenue will also be closed to traffic.


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