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Staying safe from melting ice and falling debris

Published: Feb. 21, 2021 at 1:34 AM CST
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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Temperatures are steadily increasing, so ice is starting to melt and could cause debris to fall. Ice is falling from towers, power lines and trees.

Troy Cage, owner of Cajun Tree Cutters, has been helping people with fallen debris from the storm.

“There was very little disruption that I saw. We got very lucky. It wasn’t anywhere as bad as predicted. Thank goodness, but there are some trees down. A few limbs down,” Cage said.

Cage has removed limbs off of driveways and a couple of larger limbs off homes.

He says that the melting is slow going but will pick up dramatically and could cause some problems.

“Because like at my house big sheets of ice and snow have been sliding off the roof where we walk and you don’t want to get hit by anything like that. Under trees, there are large pieces of ice falling as well,” Cage said.

Cage says try not to stand under anything with ice above.

“My advice to homeowners would be if you have limbs and debris down in your yard from the ice storm, let it melt away. Let the ice get off of it because it’s hard to deal with right now. It’s heavy. You don’t want to overexert yourself. It just adds a new level of danger to it trying to drag limbs on the ice. You don’t want anyone falling down or slipping down,” Cage said.

It’s important to be careful whether you are driving or just walking, in case something does fall.

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