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Evening Storms Fell Trees & Peel Off Chester's Maple Street School Roof


Maple Avenue School in Chester (photo: Mark Lieb, Rockland Video Productions)



CHESTER – Severe thunderstorms with torrential downpours and lightning rolled through the region Monday afternoon uprooting trees and peeling the roof off the old Chester High School.

The building is currently being used by BOCES for special education classes. No one was reported in the building at 3 Maple Avenue in the Village of Chester and no one was reported injured.


“We are currently assessing weather-related damage to the roof and interior at Maple Avenue School,” said Catherine O’Hara, superintendent of Chester Union Free School District.


In central Orange County, trees and electric cables were downed blocking roads.


Source: Mid-Hudson News.

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