Fallen tree during storm causes temporary closing of Main Street


Photo by Charis Whalen

Wind and rain bring a tree crashing down across power lines on South Main Street, Thursday afternoon, blocking the intersection of Main and Wooster Place.

Heavy wind and rain blew a tree down across utility wires and blocked South Main Street at Wooster Place on Thursday afternoon. 

Police close the 300 and 400 blocks of South Main to through traffic on Thursday evening, because of a fallen tree and downed utility lines. The road reopened fully early Friday morning. Photo by Meagan Holloway-Ragland

Oxford Police issued an advisory shortly after 4 p.m. that the 300 and 400 blocks of Main Street had to be temporarily closed because of the incident. Residents in the area reported a brief power outage immediately after the wires came down, but power was quickly restored.

Police issued a second advisory at 1:20 a.m. Friday, saying the road had been cleared and traffic was fully restored.