According to Tim Herrington of the Floyd County Emergency Management Agency:
A tree approximately 50 feet tall was starting to uproot at East Eighth Street and Maple Avenue around 2:30 p.m. Georgia Power Co. crews were called in to cut down the tree, since it was not on a city right of way but was threatening the power lines underneath it.
Herrington said police and EMA crews blocked the road while the tree was removed. The road was reopened by 4 p.m.
No power outages were reported.
Original story posted earlier on Sunday
Georgia Power crews are working to remove a tree that was close to falling on a power line on Maple Avenue between Eighth and Ninth streets.
Police blocked Maple at the site when the incident was reported about 2:30 p.m. and expect to keep the road closed until the tree is removed.
No power outages have been reported, according to E911 operators.