Tree reported down, power lines broken on Sunset Ave.
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - A tree has been reported down and blocking the road at the 100 block of Sunset Ave.
A WECT crew on the scene says the tree snapped in half and fell across the road, taking some power lines down with it.
According to the Duke Energy Progress Outage Map, at least 130 people are without power in the surrounding area.
“We had been concerned about this tree for years. And it was dropping limbs, over and over. We called it the Widowmaker. But it finally blew up. I don’t know how or why it might have been just a gust,” Patricia Antonio, a neighbor, said.
This developing story will be updated as more details become available.
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