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2009-08-06 / General Stories

Tree Hits Power Line at Masonic Lodge

Last Thursday afternoon, while the Masons continued their tradition of serving breakfast, workers equipped with chain saws cut up the tree limb that split from the main trunk of a native tree behind the Lodge, falling on the building and taking out power to most of it. PHOTO BY REUEL COOPER. Last Thursday afternoon, while the Masons continued their tradition of serving breakfast, workers equipped with chain saws cut up the tree limb that split from the main trunk of a native tree behind the Lodge, falling on the building and taking out power to most of it. PHOTO BY REUEL COOPER. On Tuesday, July 28, at about noon, members of the Masonic Lodge in downtown Lexington were notified by the City that a very large tree limb had fallen on the main power line for their building. Reuel Cooper, a member of the Lodge, said, "There weren't any high winds that caused the tree to split. It was just rotted from age. The drought probably hasn't helped with the condition of the tree either."

As a result of the damage to the building, part of the building's electrical power was interrupted, making some fear the "famous" Thursday morning breakfast would also be interrupted. However, dispite the fact that they lost the contents of one refrigerator and complete use of their microwave, they were able to fix the problem and served breakfast just like normal last Thursday morning.

Here's a good picture of a large tree limb that took out the power at Lexington's Masonic Lodge last Tuesday afternoon. PHOTO BY REUEL COOPER. Here's a good picture of a large tree limb that took out the power at Lexington's Masonic Lodge last Tuesday afternoon. PHOTO BY REUEL COOPER.

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