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ATLANTA -- A large oak tree crashed into the intersection of Juniper Street and 5th Street in Midtown Atlanta overnight, blocking traffic and knocking out power to about 50-customers.

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It was about 11PM, when the 40-foot oak was uprooted on the property of The Fifth Ivory, a restaurant and piano bar. The tree plunged into the intersection, but was miraculously suspended by the traffic signal wires.

But the tree's enormous weight tugged at the wires and snapped a nearby utility pole, sending 5th Street between Peachtree Street and Piedmont Ave, into darkness

Commuter Dude was live at the location all morning long and files this report, just before power was restored.

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