Fallen Tree Shuts Down Fillmore Street

A street tree in Lower Pacific Heights fell across Fillmore Street this afternoon, bringing down power lines and closing traffic on the well-traveled thoroughfare.

The incident occurred around 3:30pm this afternoon, according to a Tweet from the city's Department of Emergency Management.

Workers from SF Public Works are clearing the fallen tree, but police have closed Fillmore Street to traffic and SFMTA has redirected the 22-Fillmore and other lines that pass through the area.

A year ago, the stump of a fallen tree a block away at Fillmore and Bush streets was transformed into public art.

At the time, a tipster told Hoodline that high winds had left other trees in the area "also seriously damaged" and that some "may need to come down."

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Fallen tree shuts down fillmore street