Massive tree comes crashing down causing a blackout

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TOLEDO (13abc Action News) - Doug Harris and some other residents who live on Prospect Ave. in Toledo said they have been complaining about old trees that they said need to be cut down.

"These are things that could have been taken care of before and this would not have been an issue now," said Doug Harris.

Before anyone took action, one massive tree came toppling over on Tuesday.

"I was getting ready to take a shower and I thought maybe the roof was caving in because I heard this horrendous noise," said Layne Morris.

"I think there's a garage on the other side that's smashed as well," added Harris. "I don't know how many cars are damaged."

With the tree, came down a power line that caused blackouts at residents homes and even air conditioning units powered off.

Residents said they didn't know what was going on and ran outside to take a look.

"They thought a plane or something, or debris had hit the roof because it was earth shattering," added Morris.

"At least come down here and do something about the trees and the bushes because they're so overgrown and we just need some response to it," said Harris.

The city spokeswoman said she has reached out to the commissioner who oversees Engage Toledo to get a report on complaints, as well as, the commissioner of the Parks, Recreation & Forestry for information.

Even though some residents want the massive tree removed, they claim it could be worth some money.

"There's a lot of value in a walnut tree because it makes some of the best furniture and floors in the world," added Morris.