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Podlaskie. The tree damaged the historic fence of the Branicki Palace, and after the storms, thousands of customers were without electricity

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About 15,000 customers do not have electricity on Wednesday morning in Podlasie – said a representative of PGE Dystrybucja SA. This is the result of the storms that passed over the voivodeship. Firefighters intervened more than 80 times. The Medical University of Białystok reported that the storm knocked down a tree that fell on the historic fence of the Branicki Palace, where the university is located.

About 15,000 customers did not have electricity on Wednesday morning in Podlasie after the storms – Agnieszka Bajerska from PGE Dystrybucja SA told PAP. The most failures were recorded in the Białystok Teren energy region, i.e. in the following counties: Białystok, Sokółka and Moniecki. Bajerska added that it is not yet known whether the failures are caused by branches and trees fallen on the lines, or whether there was damage to the infrastructure, e.g. broken power poles. She said that power engineers have been locating failures since the morning and removing them.

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Firefighters intervened more than 80 times

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The duty officer of the Provincial Rescue Coordination Station of the State Fire Service in Białystok informed PAP that due to the storms, firefighters from Podlaskie had over 80 interventions, mainly to remove trees and branches fallen by the wind.

Piotr Chojnowski, spokesman for the State Fire Service, said that no one was hurt in these incidents.

Damaged fence of the Branicki Palace

The Medical University of Białystok (UMB) reported that the storm knocked down an old maple tree, which fell on the historic fence at the Branicki Palace (UMB is located in this palace). Photos posted on social media show that the fence was damaged. The maple tree fell over at the entrance gate to the palace gardens – from the side of the Białystok cathedral. – The passage through the gate there is closed – the university informs on social media.

We also received a photo of the fallen tree and damaged fence Contact 24.

Fallen maple on the fenceContact 24/Gain

Main photo source: Contact 24/Gain





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