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Toppled trees and tumbleweeds in the Tri-Cities

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KENNEWICK, Wash. --   Ed and Merion Jackson have lived at their home along West Entiat Avenue for 28 years and Tuesday morning they found their 26 year old tree was toppled to the ground in their back yard.   "I came downstairs this morning and Ed said, we lost our big beautiful Colorado Blue Spruce tree during the storm and I said oh yea, right! So I looked out the window and it was gone and I couldn't believe it," says Merion Jackson.

All the neighborhood kids loved to play hide-and-go-seek with the 35 foot tall tree too.  They were excited for the holidays.  "We had all kinds of ideas for Christmas but we'll have to change other ways, do other things," says Ed Jackson.

In West Pasco, wicked winds took a toll on Westminster Lane.  Angela Hendricks' front door was blocked with a stack of tumbleweeds.  "I already spent an hour and a half just trying to pull them out from in front of the trailer, from around the house, in front of the door, the plants, everything that way.  By the time I get them out there, they're blowing into everybody else's neighborhood or they're blowing right back in front of my door," says Hendricks.

Hendricks says she expects the city to come by tomorrow and put up notices for clean up, which if they don't do right away, they'll likely be fined.