A large tree that fell across Walker Road, landing on a car around 4 p.m. has closed a portion of Walker Road. The tree also dislodged at least one power line. High winds are considered the probable cause.
The driver of the vehicle was able to exit the car and reportedly not injured, Avon Lake Lt. Duane Streator said.
The roadway is currently impassable.
Walker Road remains closed between Jaycox Road and Legends Row. Streator said there was no time frame as to when it might open. Streator said there were live wires across the road when the tree initially fell.
"We issued a Code Red and are asking people, similar to a severe winter weather alert, to avoid travel," Streator said.
Code Red, the reverse 9-1-1 system, will send out urgent messages from police and fire to landlines and cell phones. To receive a Code Red, one must opt-in by signing up. The sign up link is available on the city of Avon Lake's website.
Residents in the area are reporting power outages. At 5 p.m., the Jaycox/Walker Road intersection was without power and the intersection is now a 3-way stop.