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Tree Crashes into Power Line on Narrow Fairfax Road

Forrest Avenue closed so crews can fix storm-related problem.

Forrest Avenue in Fairfax was closed Sunday afternoon after a tree fell and took some power lines with it, authorities said.

A call was made at 12:50 p.m. after a large tree fell across a driveway at 237 Forest Ave. but did not hit the ground because it was held up by the Pacific Gas and Electric lines, Officer Rico Tabaranza said. He said it was related to the that took down many trees and power lines throughout Marin County.

“It jerked the cables down and bent the power pole,” Tabaranza said.

Nobody was injured and the occupants of the house were asked to leave while PG&E and Davey Tree Co. crews dealt with the problem, said Ross Valley Fire Battalion Chief Greg McGrath. The tree was uprooted about 25 yards from the closest house.

The tree came down on a windy part of Forrest Avenue on a hillside just south of downtown Fairfax. Tabaranza said the road is only about 15 feet wide and that it was tough for trucks to get up there to handle the mess.

There was no estimate as to when Forrest Avenue would be open for traffic again.

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