Portion of Oakwood Cemetery cut off following storm aftermath
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WSET) -- Fallen trees and shattered tombstones have forced Skyline Tree Service to cut off a portion of the Oakwood Cemetery in Martinsville.
The Oakwood Cemetery dates back to the 1800's and covers more than 20 acres. The aftermath of the weekend's wind storm still lingers in the area.
"As long as I've been involved I don't recall a tree like this coming down," said Lewis Riddle, chairman of the Martinsville Cemetery Association.
Tim Moran owns Skyline Tree Service and has crews throughout the area of Henry County working on clean up.
"We probably have about another weeks worth of work," he said.
The company's big project is going back in for round two of the clean up.
The cost of repairs is in the hands of the cemetery association.
"There are no ancestors or descendants left so it will probably be our responsibility to fix those and its quite costly and our cemetery operates totally on donations," said Riddle.
Skyline Tree service received more than 500 calls because of the storm.
Tim Moran is reminding residents to never touch a tree on a power line because they could still be hot and cause electrocution.