Steve Gower with the Midtown Ponce Security Alliance reports: "During the 3am hour a tree at 265 9th Street spontaneously fell and landed on the street. Fortunately there were no casualties though several cars were damaged during the incident. As the tree fell it ripped out the utility lines leading into the building next door, and pulled out part of the siding in the process. As of 4am Georgia Power was still on the scene along with the Atlanta Police Department. Because of the size of the tree 9th Street will remain closed to traffic between Myrtle Street and Argonne Avenue until workers can clear the tree away, during which time a handful of residents will be stranded at home. It will likely take into the afternoon before Georgia Power can restore electricity to the handful of residents in the dark at this hour."