Fallen Tree Closes Portion of Walker Road

Code Red issued, police urging to avoid all travel.

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.

Tim Allen November 02, 2012 at 07:18 PM
I bet you have power so why would you care about anyone else? Have you taken a ride around the city? Many homes with flooded basements, no heat or warm water, I bet your water is nice and warm . Do u really think they blocked off walker because of a stick in the road?
Isabella November 03, 2012 at 07:32 PM
Do we really want to blame the mayor or fire department or schools for this natural disaster? How about we just go back to blaming Obama for everything! You tea people really are nuts! Meanwhile us sane citizens are voting our consciouses on how to keep our city nice and even improve it. You take an awful thing like this storm to bitch and ridicule, shame on you. Keep pushing your nonsense agendas, we know who you are.
Tim Allen November 03, 2012 at 07:54 PM
First of all I bet u have power, trust me if I did not have power u would be just as upset. So you think it's ok that 1st energy sent 300 workers out of state to service other people? The mayor of Fairview Park stayed with first energy till everyone was connected even when they tried to leave. Unless you had some sort of loss due to no power, like, flooded basement, no hot water, no heat, all your food spoiled, then your opinion means nothing. Voting yes on levies just raises your taxes, you will see no difference in any response to any emergencies
Isabella November 05, 2012 at 08:24 PM
Mr. Allen, I did lose power for 4 days. You know what I did...put on another sweatshirt and dealt with it.
Tim Allen November 06, 2012 at 12:51 AM
I wii tell my 82 year old neighbor to do that, who's on oxygen and had to be switched to his tanks that he could not remember how to do, he's home bound and could not go to a shelter and has no family. He sat in the dark every night with a flash light,. You might thinks its no big deal to go without electric but too many people and my neighbor it was.


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