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Wet Weather Causes Damage in Central Chico

Strong winds and rain knocked down trees and branches, bringing scattered power outages throughout the region.

Posted: Jan 17, 2019 2:17 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Strong winds and rain knocked down trees and branches, bringing scattered power outages throughout the region.

The strong winds and rain knocked a down tree across a road in Chico last night. This was near Orient and west 8th Street.

Crews there say the ground was saturated, uprooting the tree that was top-heavy with rain. 

"I'm going to assume that the ground is over-saturated with water due to the rain and the high winds tore this thing out of the ground," said Mark Mcginnis, a neighbor in the area of central Chico. "You've got old roots, old trees in the city, a lot of concrete and a lot of other infrastructures that are around that doesn't give a lot of room once the water's in there." 

High winds also brought a power pole crashing down into an RV in central Chico. No injuries were reported.

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Heat and haze were on the menu today but a cool-down is in the works for next week.
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