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TRAFFIC ALERT: Fallen Tree Blocks Route 50

Update at 1:15 p.m. — The tree has been cleared and only one westbound lane of Route 50 remains closed. All other lanes are open to traffic.

Earlier: All westbound lanes of Route 50 are blocked near Garfield Street due to a tree that fell across the road.

Nobody was hurt and no cars were hit when the tree fell.

VDOT is on the scene and police are re-routing traffic in the area. Workers are heading there with equipment to move the tree.

Crews currently have not determined if the tree fell due to the heavy rain over the area.

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