UPDATE (CBS46) — A woman was injured on Monday afternoon after a large tree fell onto Harmony Grove Road in Lilburn.
No one else was inside the car at the time of the incident and neighbors rushed in to help the woman. They say the woman was complaining about her head hurting.
Residents in the area told CBS46 that the tree had visible rot for about a year now and limbs would fall from the tree.
They also told CBS46 that the city had already cut off parts of the tree after receiving complaints.
The local utility company says it will be out again on Tuesday to finish clearing the scene.
Initial story below
LILBURN, Ga. (CBS46) — Crews are working to clear a roadway in Lilburn after it was shut down due to a fallen tree on a power line Monday afternoon.
Around 1:52 p.m., Gwinnett County Police and Fire Rescue responded to a call after reports of a power line down on Harmony Grove Road. A driver on the roadway suffered from non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
NEW: Driver taken to hospital after tree falls down onto their car while driving along Harmony Grove Road in Gwinnett County. Gas station owner nearby said he heard a woman scream then power went out in the entire area. The tree brought down power lines with it @cbs46 pic.twitter.com/Iu3gbJvFLo
— Ciara Cummings (@CiaraCBS46) September 13, 2021
The Gwinnett County Police Department reported that Harmony Grove Road between Lost Grove Drive and Grist Stone Drive is temporarily blocked.
Stay with CBS46 News for the latest on this developing story.