Tree Falls On Muni Power Lines In San Francisco’s North Beach; Snarls Traffic
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — A fallen tree in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood landed atop Muni power lines Friday morning causing street closures.
The large 30-foot tree fell down directly in front of the St. Francis of Assisi Church and police closed down Columbus Avenue to Broadway to Green streets and Vallejo Street was closed down from Grant to Stockton streets.
Muni and San Francisco Depart of Water and Power crews were at the scene to shut down the power on the lines before they start to release the tension so they can begin to cut the tree.
Authorities told KCBS that streets will be closed to traffic for several hours and there will be no Muni service on the closed streets. The 41,45 and 8X Lines are affected.
UPDATE 8:04 a.m.: The SFMTA told KCBS that the lines should be back in operation at around 9 a.m.