Photos by Orrin Anderson
City crews spent much of this morning cutting away a towering pine tree on Effie Street in Echo Park that came crashing down last night on a car parked across the street. Orrin Anderson snapped a few photos and provided some details of the tree that stood on Effie west of Echo Park Avenue:
It fell from the South side across to the north side of the street, crushing the back half of a Toyota Tercel parked there. At 10 am this morning, when I first drove by, the city still had Effie Street closed off because the tree was still intact blocking the street. A few hours later, the tree had been cut to clear the way, but the debris is still in place on either side of the street, and some lines from the adjacent telephone poles are still down.