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Sonora, CA — Sonora police are blocking off several roads after a big oak tree comes crashing down and brings power lines with it.

Police report they have closed off the intersection of Hope Lane, Summit Avenue and East Oakside Drive. They are asking motorists and the public to avoid the area as the wires are live and dangerous.

Police say a PG & E crew is on the way to try to fix the downed lines. There is no word on what cause the tree to fall.

Click here for a map of the area.

Update: Children that play in the area were not hurt, no one was injured by the tree. 143 people are with out power in that area. PG&E has estimated that the power will be restored by 5:15pm. School Buses and other traffic have been rerouted. PG & E says 81 customers are without power.

Update 4:45 p.m.: PG & E reports crews will work through the night to fix the downed lines.  THey estimate the repairs will be completed around 1:30 a.m. on Thursday.