FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Parks Department Advises New Yorkers To Avoid Parks This Evening
Earlier today a man died after being hit by a falling tree branch in Central Park. There are several confirmed reports of other trees that have fallen in Central Park and around the city in parks and on streets. The breaking of the branch and the other fallen trees were likely caused by the accumulation of wet, unusually heavy snow. For this reason, we are advising people to avoid parks if possible this evening and to use caution near street trees. People can report fallen trees by calling 311.