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High winds topple trees onto car, home in northern SLO County

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The stormy weather has caused trees to come toppling down.

In northern San Luis Obispo County, one tree blocked a street and partially hit a home. Another tree landed on someone's car.

Atascadero resident Spencer Putnam and his brother had to clear a pine tree that fell over in their front yard the day before.

"I was actually in there grabbing a jacket, so I did hear it," he said.

Their 50-foot tree split in two. One half landed on the side of their house, its branches on the roof.

"I knew it was the tree because we saw them both swaying," said Putnam.

The other half of the pine came crashing down the opposite direction, bringing power lines with it and temporarily blocking Curbaril Avenue.

Firefighters say the fallen tree was called in as a car crash because that's what it sounded like.

Putnam says he's now concerned about a nearby eucalyptus tree with more wind and rain ahead.

Elsewhere, another tree came down -- this one in Paso Robles.

"When we first moved in, we kind of had an idea that that one might possibly go pretty soon," said resident Leo Rodriquez.

A tree on the edge of his property at 16th and Park streets fell across the sidewalk onto a parked car.

"I just heard the crack and the split of the wood and just heard the crush of the tree falling on the car outside my house, so that woke me up," he continued.

He rushed outside. Luckily, no one was in the car. The owner was across the street at church.

"Very happy that nobody got hurt," he concluded.

PG&E says, if a tree falls on any power lines near you, stay away from those lines and call 911 right away.

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