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Huge Oak Topples in Orinda, Misses Car, Snags Utility Line

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    Huge Oak Topples in Orinda, Misses Car, Snags Utility Line
    Raquel Maria Dillon
    An ancient oak fell in Orinda, narrowly missing a parked car and stretching a utility cable almost to the ground. March 14, 2016.

    An ancient oak fell in Orinda Monday morning, narrowly missing a car parked in a driveway and stretching a utility cable almost to the ground.

    On Monday afternoon, the tree was balanced precariously on a power line while PG&E workers and tree removal specialists worked to remove it.

    PG&E cut power to the hilly neighborhood so the arborists could work. They were facing a difficult job – removing the heavy branches without smashing the car underneath or bringing down the utility cable altogether.

    Contact Raquel Maria Dillon: raquel.dillon@nbcuni.com and @RaquelMDillon