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Large Tree Falls, Blocking East Columbus Street

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An east Columbus road was blocked for several hours after a large tree fell into the roadway Tuesday evening.

Officials say a large tree that once stood in front of a home located in the 600 block of Linwood Avenue gave way to old age on Tuesday. The large tree broke away from its roots, causing it to fall into the roadway.

The homeowner, Regina Underdown, says her family has lived in the home since the 1970s. The tree has always stood on the property. When she returned home from work on Tuesday, the tree was in the street and there was a large hole in her front yard.

Neighbors believe that the tree had been there for at least 40 or 50 years.

Underdown says she is thankful no one was injured.

“It was right at the time of kids getting off of the school buses. There’s about six school buses that stop down here. The kids, back and forth, so I was just glad,” said Underdown.

Underdown says she plans to fill the hole in with dirt.

City crews were able to remove the tree and reopen the roadway Tuesday evening.

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