Note: This story was updated at 10 p.m. Dec. 30.
A small utility pole kept a large, leaning oak tree, estimated to weigh about 10 tons, from falling on a home on Manhattan Avenue, next to Woodland Elementary School, for several hours on Thursday morning.
Emergency workers were assessing how to remove the oak tree late Thursday morning. Barnhart Crane and Rigging was called to help find city workers and tree crews find a solution.
In the meantime, Manhattan Avenue was closed near Woodland Elementary School. [Read more…]