A slushy start to the day on Friday, Feb. 5, culminated in a wind storm around 1:30 p.m. in north Asheville that downed a number of trees. Several falling trees damaged homes on Mt. Vernon Place, Kimberley Ave., and Chatham Road. High winds and heavily saturated earth combined to make the area dangerous for a few hours. There were no injuries reported. City crews are working to remove the trees and clean up the debris today.
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