Downed Tree Stalls Traffic on W. Paces Ferry

No vehicles were damaged in the fall, which happened between West Andrews Drive and the Atlanta History Center.

Traffic was stalled on West Paces Ferry Road for a considerable amount of time Tuesday, after Monday night storms caused a large tree to fall across both lanes early Tuesday.

Officer John Chafee of the Atlanta Police Department Office of Public Affairs said that no vehicles were damaged by the fall and that the scene was turned over to Atlanta Fire Rescue (AFR). 

The east bound lane was cleared first by AFR to allow vehicles to pass through. Another crew arrived later to finish clearing the west bound lane. 

The tree fell from the yard of 205 W. Paces Ferry Road in between West Andrews Drive and the . A resident at the home on Tuesday afternoon wished to remain unnamed but did say she will miss seeing the tree. 

"Its very old and I hate to see it go down but it happens," she said.

The metro Atlanta area saw many downed trees as severe thunderstorms moved in on Monday night.


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