Monday, May 6, 2013
Georgia Power continues to work to restore fallen power lines in the area.
After a weekend full of constant rain and a few thunderstorms, the worst damage seemed to come overnight when a large oak tree fell at the intersection of Juniper and 5th street. According to CBS reports, the 40 foot tree knocked out power to around 50 residents in the area. Juniper was shut down during early rush hour traffic, so that crews could cut up the tree and re-string the downed power lines. According to Fox 5, responding emergency crews said that, "the huge oak tree fell down, and the weight of the tree brought down power lines, and snapped a power pole in half." 11Alive says the tree "was uprooted on the property of The Fifth Ivory, a restaurant and piano bar. The tree plunged into the intersection, but was miraculously …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
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It wasn't until about 5 p.m. on Sunday that 13th Street was reopened. The street had been blocked for most of Sunday from Juniper to Piedmont due to a fallen massive tree, which crashed through an apartment building and fell onto a truck. According to WSB-TV, no one was living at the residence and no one was hurt, but a woman parking her car nearby had a close call as the tree barely missed her. Georgia Power contract crews were out working to restore electricity. The building is slated for demolition, neighbors told WSB.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
No one injured as large oak tree comes down on house 30 feet from where a homeowner was working in her office.
A very large oak tree was toppled Thursday afternoon in the Midtown neighborhood that resulted in structural damage to two homes on Myrtle Street near 4th Street. Homeowner Amy Houtchens said she was working at her desk around 4 p.m. when the tree was felled from her neighbor's yard onto her house. “It came crashing down about 30 feet from where I was working in the front office,”Houtchens told Patch. “It was very scary.” Her SUV parked on the street was totaled by the tree, which roots apparently finally gave way as a result of the heavy amounts of rain that the area has received during the first weeks of the new year. Falling oak trees in Midtown and surrounding neighborhoods has not been uncommon in recent years. While crews were …