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For Patch blogger and University Place business owner Colleen Kaleel-Matzen, the limbs from the trees in her back yard ended up, well, in her back yard. if you have stories or photos, please feel free to share them.

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Patch blogger and University Place provided us with pictures from her backyard that illustrate why.

"The front of the house is located behind the downfall," she said. "If you look, you can see the chimney."

Then on Friday, this is what she and her family encountered:

"It’s worse this morning," she said. "Even though my husband cleared a path out yesterday, more fell down last night. We literally have a front yard full of huge debris."

Crazy stuff. Thanks for sharing, Colleen.

If you have photos of the havoc the snow and ensuing ice storm played in your life, feel free to post them here or in the .

And most importantly, stay safe out there.

Marques Hunter January 20, 2012 at 08:23 AM
I just heard more crackling...contemplating a different place to sleep in the house away from a window...
Christie Anderson January 20, 2012 at 06:47 PM
We have been fortunate (knock on wood) that at our place no limbs or trees have fallen. We had the trees "wind sailed" in the summer. Many of the braches that would have been over the others didn't seem to cause the weight problems during the snow and ice of "Snow-mageddon 2012"....so far that seems to explain our luck.
Mike Venuto January 20, 2012 at 07:30 PM
We have lost one tree so far...but the snow and ice are melting and falling off the limbs of the trees...so we are hopeful this is the end of the problems for our trees.

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