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UPDATE: Downed tree temporarily blocks Spokane road

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Downed tree at 57th and Hatch. Downed tree at 57th and Hatch.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Update:

As of 4:15 p.m. Spokane Police report Hatch Road has reopened after a downed tree blocked the road Friday afternoon. The road was closed for about an hour while crews cleaned up the scene.


Previous coverage:

Clean up crews are on the scene of a downed tree near the intersection of 57th and Hatch.

Spokane Police report the tree is near Blackwood about a fourth of a mile south of 57th. The tree may have been knocked over by high winds in the area. Wind speeds around Spokane have been reported at about 35 mph Saturday, with gusts reaching speeds of 42 mph.

Police say drivers should avoid the intersection while the tree is cleaned up.

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