Tree takes out power lines in SJ

A St. Joseph public safety vehicle blocks a portion of Lakeview Avenue on Wednesday behind St. Joseph High School where a rotted tree fell, taking out power lines in the process. Lakeview Avenue was closed from the area near the high school south to Veronica Drive for a few hours.

ST. JOSEPH — Traffic was detoured off Lakeview Drive in St. Joseph for a few hours Wednesday morning after a large tree fell across the road.

Lt. Joe Ehrenberg of the St. Joseph Public Safety Department fire division said the tree, which fell from a ravine area near St. Joseph High School, took down a power pole, electric and telephone lines and a street light, and blocked all lanes of the road.