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Northwood News ♦ October 2012

County Responds Very Quickly to Tree Down, Pepco Better Than Usual

You might be interested in knowing that a tree that had fallen onto Lockridge Drive was cleaned up within two hours of a call to the County.

“When I went out to see what piece of PEPCO had made the loud noise that preceded the power going off at 11:30 [the morning of 18 September],” reports Hampton DeJarnette who lives on Lockridge Drive, “I saw that a tree had fallen from the median strip onto Lockridge in front of [the home at the corner of Lombardy Road].  I have no idea when it fell, but my wife called the County about 11:45 a.m. and reported it.  A County truck showed up, driven by Mr. Angel DeJesus, who took out his gas-powered Stihl chainsaw and cut the tree into small logs.  He put these on the curb, and then he raked and swept the debris to the side of the street.

“At this time, a second truck came up.  This one had pitchforks and the stacks of vines and small debris were pitchforked out of the road.  This was done by 1:30 p.m.; less than two hours elapsed between our call to the County and street being not only clear but clean.  (I do not know if anyone called the County before my wife did.)”

The power came back on just after 5:00 p.m.

DeJarnette got DeJesus’ business card. Angel DeJesus is Workforce Leader II out of Colesville Depot at the Department of Transportation for the County’s Division of Highway Services.  If you’d like to commend Mr. DeJesus, you can contact him at 240.372.1798 (cell) or via email at Angel.DeJesus AT MontgomeryCountyMd DOT gov.   ■

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