Strong winds knock down tree onto power lines at NE 125th Street, Roosevelt Way

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A tree fell on top of power lines at the intersection of NE 125th Street and Roosevelt Way in Seattle’s Pinehurst neighborhood. (photos by Joshua Trujillo, seattlepi.com, used with permission)

A large tree fell onto power lines at the intersection of NE 125th Street and Roosevelt Way in the Pinehurst neighborhood. The tree in the roadway completely closed Roosevelt Way and limited traffic on NE 125th Street to two lanes after it fell. The tree and closure was causing backups in the area.

Seattle City Light was not reporting outages related to the downed lines, which bent the poles supporting the stop lights over the intersection. The lights were still functioning, even though they were just feet from the ground.

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(photos by Joshua Trujillo, seattlepi.com, used with permission)

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(photos by Joshua Trujillo, seattlepi.com, used with permission)