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Tree falls on car in Spokane, blocks road for hours

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Tuesday's windstorm produced gusts strong enough to snap trees like toothpicks and unfortunately one landed right on Kimberly Johnson's car. Making matters worse for everyone else - the trunk also ended up blocking Knox Avenue right off of Northwest Boulevard "I was mostly in shock what happened and didn't really know what to do."

The wind it's entirely to blame. The tree that took out her car was rotten right to the core but it still had enough weight to bang in the top of Kimberly's car. It cracked her windshield and smashed  her driver's side window. While she surveyed the damage. Kimberly's roommate called the city to report the tree was across the road. A process that would stretch on for hours and hours, with multiple attempts to get action "Somebody answered and they had an attitude about it and said that they were the only one there and it will get done when it gets done." said Kimberly.

Kimberly got even more frustrated when the city initially decided to saw off only a couple of branches, leaving the bulk of the tree in place. Meaning another phone call "They said that I had to contact my insurance company again and have them contact the city and basically to tell them to do their job."

Finally, About 18 hours after the initial impact, The tree was finally taken away "frustrating very frustrating." Kimberly added.

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