'Mountain wave' rips into Missoula, topples trees

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Leonardo “Johnny” Munoz, an employee of the Urban Forestry Division of Missoula Parks and Rec, cuts branches from a fallen tree on Lester Street on Wednesday morning. The three-man crew responded to numerous reports of fallen trees across the city after a wind storm blew through town, with gusts reaching 125 mph on Mount Sentinel.

Bailey Marvin looks at his car, which was crushed by a fallen tree out front his house on the corner of Lester and Livingston on Wednesday.

Leonardo “Johnny” Munoz, an employee of the Urban Forestry Division of Missoula Parks and Rec, begins chopping branches from a fallen tree on Lester Street.