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Tree blocks Jackson street

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

This week's heavy rains have left behind a very saturated ground, bringing down some trees in the metro area.

A large pine tree fell across Kings Highway just before 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

Residents say they heard a loud boom, lost electricity and then went outside to see sparks flying around the downed power lines.

They also blame high winds for causing the tree to fall.

No one was injured.

"That tree was rotted at the bottom and it had been leaning for a while and it just fell. And we have about two or three other trees that are also rotted like this one up the whole side, and its leaning directly over our house. And if someone was driving down the street while that happened or if it would have fallen the opposite way on someone's house then it could have been a lot worse," said resident Cyley Wright.

Power has been restored, but as of newstime the tree was still blocking traffic.

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