Tree Crushes Car, Takes Out Power Lines In South Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The storm led to some scary moments for residents in South Philadelphia.

A tree came down on parked cars and brought power lines with it.

Ice was the culprit behind the mess on 6th and Carpenter Streets.

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The Philadelphia Fire Department arrived, followed by PECO crews cordoning of the area and turning off the power of the snapped lines.

“I was happy that was got a parking spot right in front of the house,” said Tom Rosenthal, who owns the crushed car.

Rosenthal recently paid off his vehicle.

“I’m sitting down there, and I hear all these loud noises, and I look out the window and I see blue sparks flying and next thing I know I come up here and I see all this,” he said.

No one was hurt despite the damage.


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