Maples take out power

Falling maple trees blocked Granite Avenue on June 18 and had to be cleaned up by CL&P workmen. Photo by Karen Bartomioli

NORTH CANAAN — Granite Avenue residents were awakened at about 4 a.m. June 18 to loud and strange snapping sounds.

Daphne and Geoff Drury looked out their window in time to see a flash as a massive maple tree limb across the street fell — and pulled wires from a pole-top transformer.

That limb took additional limbs off a nearby tree, in front of the home of David and Robin Beaujon, who live on the corner of Granite Avenue and Orchard Street.

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