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July 19, 2012

Fierce winds bowl through Lake Placid



Mark Wilson, president of the Shore Owners Association of Lake Placid, said significant damage — where the shoreline is peeled back — starts at the southern end of Lake Placid lake’s “west lake,” near the main outlet.

“That is where the winds first hit and nailed the southern end. There’s about a quarter-to-a-half-mile stretch along the western side of the peninsula hit in multiple areas. The largest stretch of shoreline uprooted was about 50 or 60 feet long.”

Wilson believes the storm funneled through the low point of the McKenzie Range then ran toward Lake Placid’s lakes.

“A lot of the Shoreline Trail is now impassable. The association is requesting that the public not travel to the dam,” he said. “A crew will be out Friday morning to clear the trails.”

Crews from the Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department and town and village Public Works were out until 1 a.m. Wednesday, cutting trees and removing debris from roadways, side streets and sidewalks.

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