Company removes tree from Buckhead street as Christmas gift

by: Carl Willis Updated:

ATLANTA —

A huge tree collapsed in a Buckhead neighborhood and landed right in the middle of the street Monday night.

The roadblock remained in place on Eureka Drive throughout Monday into Tuesday morning.

A private company, Atlanta Tree Arbors, saw Channel 2's coverage, and came out Tuesday morning to remove the tree. Their early Christmas gift was good news for Caroline Paris, whose house was blocked by the tree.

"I'm excited to see my family and sad that I'm not totally sure when I get to head there," Paris said.

Residents said two cars were clipped and that their vehicles were blocked in by the massive tree debris.

A crew restored the power to most of the homes within an hour, but residents said there was no action to remove the tree Monday.