Strong winds knock down trees, power lines

Crews with chainsaws worked quickly to clear a large tree from the north entrance of Delray Medical Center Thursday afternoon. Strong winds toppled the tree, blocking one of the entrances to the hospital for at least two hours.

No vehicles or people were in the path of that tree and no injuries were reported.

A Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office vehicle was used to block the street from any traffic. Vehicles were routed to the other entrances to access the hospital.  Patients, visitors and emergency vehicles had no issues getting to the medical center.

Members of the clean-up crew said that the debris that was moved to the side of the roadway will be removed from the area by Friday. The road was reopened to traffic at around 5:15 p.m. Thursday.

In the Bass Creek neighborhood of Delray Beach Fire Rescue reported damage to some homes.

One resident reported seeing debris flying by his window.

Strong winds also knocked down power lines in some areas.

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