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PHOTOS: Windstorm damage in north Idaho

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The Coeur d'Alene Police Department says the City has crews assessing damages Wednesday morning from Tuesday night's powerful wind storm.

“Police and Fire crews worked throughout the night and will continue to work with street crews first thing this morning cleaning up after the biggest storm we have had in decades," Mayor Steve Widmyer said in a press release. 

Police Chief Lee White said police and fire responded to more than 800 calls for service in Coeur d'Alene and Kootenai County Tuesday night. 

“This was a challenging incident because of the scope of the incident and the volume of calls, but I was impressed with the manner in which our men and women in uniform handled the crisis and worked cooperatively to protect our community.” said White.

As far as the streets go and clearing debris, City Street Superintendent Tim Martin said the priorities Wednesday morning is for crews to open at least one lane in every roadway affected. 

“We are working with Avista crews and still finding power lines down that need to be dealt with first, but hope to have the entire city cleaned up by the weekend” said Martin.

Coeur d'Alene Police Sergeant Christie Wood said one high traffic area still affected as of Wednesday morning is the area of Lunceford Ave. between 4th and 15th St. 

Deputy Fire Chief Glen Lauper said Fire Department personnel are assisting in assessing damages and prioritizing repairs. All crews are also available to respond to regular calls for service.

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