Downtown Clarksville’s Christmas Tree is down again, likely victimized by the strong winds that accompanied Wednesday’s Christmas Eve day storms.
The tree was sheared off several days ago in a prior windstorm which “snapped” its center pole in half, leaving the elegant tree resembling a Christmas shrub.
Repaired, it was set back in place just in time for Christmas when another round of storms, which included torrential rains and heavy wind, delivered a second knock out punch.
On Christmas Eve, the tree, which is elaborately decorated and a shining Christmas star of the downtown holiday season, appeared bent in half, it star pointed into the ground.
Wednesday’s storm also triggered small random power outages across the city and created heavy ponding and minor flooding.