Downed tree briefly shuts down 5th Street SW

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A severe thunderstorm that passed over Charlottesville on Wednesday knocked down several trees, including one on Fifth Street Southwest.

The tree was snapped in half next to Tonsler Park and fell across the southbound lanes.

Police closed both lanes briefly on Wednesday evening while a crew member from Dominion Energy worked on a nearby power pole.

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