High wind topples tree onto truck

High winds have split a large tree, which fell across a telephone line and landed across the bed of a pick-up truck.

Posted: Apr 11, 2019 7:33 AM
Updated: Apr 11, 2019 3:27 PM

CHICO, Calif. - High winds split a large tree, which fell across a telephone line and landed across the bed of a pick-up truck.

It happened just after midnight Thursday at the corner of North Avenue and Manzanita Avenue, near the Lindo Channel at Highway 99. The tree blocked North Avenue for several hours and tore down the telephone lines. The road is now mostly cleared, although there is still some debris. No one was injured and the truck did not suffer major damage. 

Winds have died down over the past couple of days, but they were still strong enough the split part of the large tree. Heavy rain over the last several weeks has saturated the ground.

Crews worked to cut the tree throughout the night, and the scene is now clear.

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