Massive tree falls in middle of North Seattle roadway

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SEATTLE —

Wet weather and strong winds contributed to the uprooting of a massive tree in North Seattle Monday morning.

Seattle firefighters were called out to Sand Point Way Northeast right by Meadow Brook Park after the tree crashed into the side of a parked, unoccupied Mini Cooper and slammed down in the middle of the road.

Sand Point Way NE was closed for several hours overnight as crews took chainsaws to limbs in an effort to get it out of the roadway. Crews at the scene said oversaturated ground made it easy for the tree to uproot. Winds may have also contributed.

There were no injuries reported in the incident.

Seattle City Light also responded to take care of possible electrical wires down. No power outages were reported.