Tree falls, halts traffic, knocks out power along Walton Way

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Power was knocked out to more than 200 houses near Walton Way tonight when a large sweet gum tree fell across the road and into power lines near Malvern Drive, closing Walton Way between Malvern and Oberlin Drive.

Richmond County Sheriff's Deputy Craig Pryor said a woman driving down Walton Way about 7 p.m. saw it starting to fall.

Police said they are not sure what caused the accident and speculated drenching weekend rains could have softened the soil holding the roots, or today's high winds could have pushed it over.

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itisjustmyopinion
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itisjustmyopinion 12/01/08 - 10:30 pm
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Thank God no one was hurt

Thank God no one was hurt

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 12/01/08 - 10:35 pm
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Wow.

Wow.

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 12/02/08 - 12:55 am
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What block of Walton Way

What block of Walton Way would have helped. Lot of people don't know the names of all the side streets.

Angelyn
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Angelyn 12/02/08 - 01:04 am
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I think that the city needs

I think that the city needs to cut down some of the old trees.I remember a few years ago a friend of mine brother and his wife was killed when a tree fell on their car. You can always cut down the trees but you cannot replace a person who is killed by falling trees.

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