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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Heavy winds brought down several trees on Milwaukee’s south side Saturday, June 20.

Drivers took turns maneuvering around a large branch in the road near Pine and Morgan, in the Bay View neighborhood.

That’s until public works crews were able to remove it.

“It was thunder and lightning. It all just kind of hit at once, boom. For five minutes, five minutes of fun," resident Jay Dobrinska said.

He said the storm busted items on his porch and a shattered a glass table.

When CBS 58 saw him, his family was putting broken branches on the curb for pickup.

A few blocks away, part of another tree fell on the hood of a woman’s SUV.

And another resident said winds were so strong they took off shingles on her roof.

“It was humid enough it almost looked like a tornado might start, like that kind of nasty weather, fortunately it didn’t," resident Jennifer Parr said.

Public works crews said they are removing trees and branches based on safety and priority.

One employee estimated it would take about two days to clear what had fallen.

To report downed trees or branches, can call Milwaukee Public Works at 414-286-2489 or download the “MKE Mobile Action App" to your smartphone.

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