Downed trees affect traffic, utilities
by Jessica Loeding
Apr 05, 2011 | 3316 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DJ Sanders with the Cartersville Water Department scoops water and mud from the gaping hole left by a downed tree on Fite Street near West Avenue while Kyle Taff looks on. The tree pulled up water and sewer lines, along with taking out power, to three residences. No estimated time of repair was available at 10:30 a.m. JESSICA LOEDING/The Daily Tribune News
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Traffic in Cartersville continues to be affected by downed trees in the area of Fite Street.

Late Tuesday morning, Mission Road closed from Burnt Hickory Road to Charles Street after a downed tree took out power lines and a gas line.

West Cherokee Avenue at Cassville Road remained closed Tuesday morning after a tree took down utility lines belonging to AT&T during Monday night's storm.

Rebecca Bohlander with the city of Cartersville said the repairs were turned over to AT&T, and when an estimated time of repair was available, notification would be given.

Less than a mile away on Fite Street, a downed tree pulled up water and sewer lines near West Avenue. The massive tree narrowly missed crushing nearby residences, with only superficial damage done to the homes.

Power was out to three homes, along with water and sewer. At 10:30 a.m., no time of repair was available.