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Dozens Of Trees Down In Ingham County Following Storm

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STOCKBRIDGE, Mich. (WLNS) - Crews spent Thursday sawing, shredding and sweeping the remnants of Wednesday night's severe storm away.

"They're kind of mopping up and cleaning up what's left," said Bill Conklin, Ingham County Road Department's managing director.

Storms hit certain areas so hard, places, like Stockbridge, lost power. The power's now back on, but piled branches and broken tree limbs still lay scattered nearby.

"It's probably a total of eight hours of clean up. We've put in a better part of half of the day today and a few hours last night," said Conklin. He said strong storms brought down 40 trees across Ingham County.

In Stockbridge, severe storms tore trees down onto roofs, lawns and fences.

Tricia Crider came home to find her tree split in two and lying on her neighbor's home.

"It was a very big, healthy tree. We've watched it grow over the past 13 years and it's kind of sad that we have to see it go now," said Crider, a homeowner in Stockbridge.

Thursday she watched as workers cut it down, and took her kid's tree fort along with it. 

"All five of my children are just devastated because of their little tree house," Crider said.

Although clean up continues, Crider says she's just thankful everyone stayed safe.

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