Wellesley home severely damaged by fallen tree, residents safe

An elderly resident and a caretaker are safe after the Radcliffe Road home they were in was severely damaged by a tree fallen by the high winds that have been whistling through Wellesley. We’re told that neighbors, suspicious that the tree wasn’t going to remain upright, helped the 93-year old woman and her caretaker to safety.

Here are some dramatic pictures of the home:

Wind-damaged home, Wellesley
The 2,500 square-foot home after a huge pine tree came down on it.

Wind-damaged home, Wellesley
Wellesley has been affected by high winds before. Back in 2016, a macroburst whacked Wellesley. Check out our story on that event, which affected a swath from Wellesley College to the Dana Hall area.

Wind-damaged home, Wellesley
A local news crew showed up to report on the scene.

Wind-damaged home, Wellesley
People all over town will be looking anew at the huge trees in their yard. I have a 60-foot white pine in my yard that makes me a little nervous during these weather events.

Wind-damaged home, Wellesley
It’s like a scene out of a movie, but this is no work of fiction. The 4-bedroom home, built in 1954, will need major work to bring it back to its former state.

Wind-damaged home, Wellesley

Wind-damaged home, Wellesley

Wind-damaged home, Wellesley

Separately, wind uprooted a large oak in front of 19 Curve St., causing minor damage to one of the condos on the corner of Curve and Linden. Thanks to Swellesley reader Dennis McCormick for sharing this photo:

curve linden tree uprooted wellesley windstorm

 

Paul Cramer snapped these photos of a big tree near Lee Field (softball field) near the high school. The fallen branch has already been cut into logs, we imagine by our trusty DPW.

lee field tree wind cramer

lee field tree wind cramer
Photo by Paul Cramer

 

MORE:

Mrs. Swellesley’s account of the Wellesley 2016 macroburst. Don’t remember it? That’s because it was mid-summer and you were off gallivanting.

Mrs. Swellesley’s hometown of Hamden, Connecticut was whacked by a tornado last year.

Just in case you think winter is winding down, here are pictures of one of last March’s snow storms.