Tree Traps South Park Neighborhood

CHARLOTTE, NC– A tree trapped residents of more than 50 homes in South Park after Tuesday’s storms.

For more than four hours, residents at Beretania Cir. and Sedley Rd. Could not come or go.

Claire Bowle’s children had trouble passing the tree to get home from school.

“My first reaction was to make sure no one was hurt, which was a blessing,” said Bowles. “Then, I saw that my children were on the other side of the tree stranded.”

Perhaps more of a concern, workers needed to clear the dead end street in case of an emergency.

The city cleared a single lane and will return to clear the rest of the roadway Wednesday.