Tree down on W 15th St. in Laurel
LAUREL, Miss. (WDAM) - According to the Laurel Police Department, a tree is down on West 15th Street near 7th Avenue.
Crews are on the scene clearing the roadway.
The tree reportedly fell due to the wind and rain.
“There were two actually,” said Terrence Jones, H2O Innovations Project Manager. ”Sometimes we can get them overnight it depends on the weather if it’s not raining so hard, we’ll go ahead and try to get it. Get the roads clear at that time but if not sometimes the next morning,” Jones said.
There are homes that line 15th Street. However, Jones said thankfully the trees missed the homes that were nearby.
“One across the road and one fell into the bushes,” said Jones.
Jones said Mississippi Power came out to turn off the power before any work could be done. And workers want to remind drivers when streets are blocked off do not try to drive through, instead find an alternate route.
WDAM reached out for an update and was told the road should be reopen by noon today.
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