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Massive tree blocks 2 lanes of Dean Forest Road

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Dean Forest Road has reopened to traffic after a massive tree is removed from the roadway. 

The limb fell around 5 a.m. Monday and had three lanes on Dean Forest Road blocked right near Beasley Road. Pooler and Savannah-Chatham Metro police were out directing traffic on the road.  

"I heard some cracking and I look up and see the tree falling into the middle of the road. About three or four 18-wheelers were coming so I ran out there with my flashlight cause they were not slowing down, said Joseph Gilliard, who witnessed the tree falling.

Officials tell WTOC that a nearby resident heard a cracking sound, went outside to see what had happened and saw a tree had fallen into the road. The resident then called police.

Fire crews used chain saws and worked for hours, cutting up the tree that blocked both of southbound lanes of Dean Forest Road.

No injuries were reported.

The limb was lying across both of the southbound lanes on Dean Forest Rd. The northbound lane remained clear so Pooler and Metro police turned it into two-way traffic and directed drivers for several hours in the area.

The city of Pooler or the Department of Transportation should come out and clear the area.

"I got a few more trees I am going to have the city look at after this, I mean it's scary, I got a 4-year-old son in my house," said Gilliard.

There is no word yet on what caused the limb to fall.

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