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Downed trees, power lines blocked road in Gainesville Monday
Trees and power lines down in area of Morningside and Riverside drives
Authorities reported multiple downed trees and power lines blocking the road in the area of Morningside Drive at Riverside Drive in Gainesville on Aug. 10, 2020. (Courtesy Gainesville Fire Department)

Multiple downed trees and power lines blocked the road in the area of Morningside Drive at Riverside Drive in Gainesville on Monday, according to city officials and police. 

Georgia Power was called to the scene, where it appeared an old oak tree was part of the cause of the road closure, Gainesville Fire spokesman Keith Smith said. 

"As it fell, it took a couple pines and power lines down with it,” Smith wrote in an email. 

The road was still shut down as of 3:45 p.m. and was expected to be for several hours. 

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