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Storm-downed tree creates headache for drivers seeking higher ground in Bayou St. John

Source: Christie Walton/FOX 8 Source: Christie Walton/FOX 8
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

After a downpour Friday, crews cut up and cleared a downed tree blocking Dumaine Street.

Neighbors say they heard a loud bang before a large section of the tree split away and blocked the street. The unwelcome barricade added a complication for drivers looking for higher ground as nearby streets became impassable.

It happened as the storm blew through between 4 and 5 p.m., just a block from where Bayou Boogaloo was set to begin. The event was cancelled Friday but was expected to resume Saturday.

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