Monday, December 9 2013 11:20 PM EST2013-12-10 04:20:31 GMT
Sue Bonham didn't waste any time hugging four firefighters from the Sissonville Volunteer Department Monday night. Nearly one year ago, she said the four men saved her life. "It will be a year on Wednesday
Sue Bonham didn't waste any time hugging four firefighters from the Sissonville Volunteer Department Monday.
Two neighbors stepped in to help out their community after two massive trees fell onto Chestnut Road in Alum Creek.
The trees blocked the road for hours Friday morning.
Chris Grishaber and Robert Smock both live in the area. Grishaber was on his way to work and saw the trees down.
"I was on my way to work and I just happened to have my chainsaw with me," he said.
The Division of Highways was already there trying to cut the trees up but there was one problem.
"There were only two guys here and one chainsaw, so I figured they needed some help," he said.
Smock said he heard from another neighbor what was going on just down the road from him. He also sprung into action to get the job done quicker.
Both men have helped to remove trees from the neighborhood in the past. They said multiple trees came down during Superstorm Sandy last year.
"When the big storm come last year we had five or six down, and it just took a long time. I think we were 14 days without electric," Smock said.
The men said they were just trying to do the right thing.
"Neighbors help neighbors get out. If not, no one is going to get anything done," Smock said.
The trees have since been removed from Chestnut Road.
Two trees blocking Chestnut Road have been removed by two neighbors and the Division of Highways.
The trees fell early Friday morning in the Alum Creek area of Kanawha County.
The men who live in the area said they heard about the trees and decided to help out.
This particular road has had issues in the past, including a mudslide last week.
A massive tree is blocking Chestnut Road in the Alum Creek area of Kanawha County.
The 911 call came in to dispatch just after 4:30 a.m.
The DOH has been notified of the situation but has not arrived on scene yet.
The tree is blocking access to Childress Road, a main road that connects to Route 119.