April 8, 2010 in City
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Korina Zimmerman, 23, thought she heard garbage cans crashing in the wind, but it was her 40 foot spruce tree snapping and blocking Wall Street near Rockwell as high winds toppled trees in the area on April 8, 2010. Zimmerman was thankful the tree fell into the street and not the house. “My 4 month-old daughter is inside,” she said.

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Bob Hale, with the City of Spokane street maintenance, inspects a huge branch that snapped from a tree, which is in the yard behind him, at the corner of Rockwell and Stevens on April 8, 2010.

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Neighborhood children pedal past a huge tree branch on the corner of Rockwell and Stevens that was snapped by high winds on April 8, 2010.

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City of Spokane street maintenance crews cut up a 40-foot tree blocking Wall and Rockwell streets after it was toppled by high winds on April 8, 2010.

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“We’re on spring break,”said Sharon Schirman of Shelton, Wash., as she braved the crazy weather with her husband, Blair Schirman, in Coeur d’Alene on Thursday, April 8, 2010.

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Anyone venturing out on the streets of downtown Spokane on Thursday, April 8, 2010, had to make a run through strong winds.

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Jeff Wisman hangs on to his hat after making a delivery for Behm’s Cremery in downtown Spokane on Thursday, April 8, 2010. “This intersection is always like a wind tunnel,” Wisman said as he crossed Sprague and Wall.

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An SUV dodges a downed road sign on Glenrose on Thursday, April 8, 2010. Winds of up to 45 mph made golf or any outdoor recreation a challenge.