Saanich emergency crews closed a stretch of Mann Avenue near Savoy Place after a large tree fell into nearby power lines. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Saanich emergency crews closed a stretch of Mann Avenue near Savoy Place after a large tree fell into nearby power lines. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Mann Avenue closed after large tree falls on power lines

Traffic is impacted in the area

Strong winds gusting through the region left a Saanich home with a large tree balanced over its roof Saturday morning.

Emergency crews closed Mann Avenue near Savoy Place after a large tree was knocked down in the wind. The tree landed on the power lines connected to a home.

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Saanich police said the tree was balanced on the power lines and barely hit the roof. The residents weren’t evacuated, though they were without power.

Hydro crews are now working to restore power to the neighbourhood and Mann Avenue remains blocked off in the area.


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