YOU SAW IT HERE FIRST: A rotted tree fell on a tractor-trailer that apparently banged into it, closing a stretch of Spring Avenue in Ridgewood this afternoon.
Crews needed roughly two hours to free the rig and remove the debris in front a home in the 500 block.
Spring Avenue was closed between Kenilworth Road and South Pleasant Avenue while they worked.
The tractor-trailer wound up on the ordinarily quiet residential street due to a posted detour on nearby East Ridgewood Avenue, where a PSE&G utility pole replacement project was continuing.
Ridgewood Shade Tree Department personnel used a bucket truck and chain saws to remove the tree in pieces.
The truck was then driven away.
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