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120-foot tree falls onto Fairview Park home during winter storm

Posted at 2:11 PM, Mar 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-02 16:36:34-05

Power outages, flooding and damage hit communities hard as a winter storm blew through Northeast Ohio Thursday night into Friday morning, with some homeowners waking up to heavy damage.

"Had some heavy winds and due to heavy snow and ice on these trees, they're very weak," contractor, Jeff Spinelli, told News 5 while working to remove a tree he estimated at 120 feet.

The tree fell around 10 p.m. Thursday hitting a bedroom, taking out a chunk of the Valley Forge Road home and destroying the truck out back.

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"We found the car buried this morning. As we pick away, I'm sure we will find more damage," Spinelli said. 

Thankfully, no one was in the room or anywhere near the truck when it fell.

The homeowners, with a lot on their hands, didn't want to go on camera with News 5, but Spinelli said he's been working all morning on storm damage.

"We have been out since 3 this morning! Never know when this is gonna happen," he said.

Others in surrounding Fairview Park neighborhoods also home Friday cleaning up after the storm. 

"Our neighbor, she's got a tree down, a big pine tree. It's so flooded, they got right over," resident, Mary Krava, told News 5, "It's been unusual, but this is Cleveland. Like they say, wait five minutes and it changes!"