Large Oak Tree Blocks Street After Powerful Winds Slam Sacramento

A large fallen oak tree blocked streets in Sacramento, California, on January 27 after powerful winds hit the area, causing widespread damage and power outages, according to local reports.

Locals took to the fallen trees with chainsaws in order to clear local roads, as seen in video posted to Facebook by Andrew Hughan.

Pacific Gas & Electric said the storm had the potential to be the strongest to hit the serviced area in years, and thousands were left without power. Sacramento Municipal Utility District said around 60,000 customers had lost power.

Wind gusts of up to 121 miles per hour were recorded in northern California on the evening of January 26, according to the National Weather Service. Credit: Andrew Hughan via Storyful