Downed tree blocks traffic on Old River Road

By Roslyn Giles  - email | bio

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  A big tree came tumbling down onto Old River Road early Monday morning.

Columbus police were called to secure the scene around 6:30 a.m. An officer directed traffic at the corner of River Road and Old River Road. 

We're told a driver traveling from the opposite direction, attached a chain to the tree limb from his pickup truck and tried to remove the tree from the road. 

After several attempts and a few good pushes, the tree moved a few feet, but not enough to clear the roadway.

Moments later, city crews removed the tree. No one was injured.

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