Tree falls, makes a sound, and a sight

The tree is draped over the truck cab on Tashmoo Ave., off Franklin, in Vineyard Haven Friday. - Brian Dowd


A large moving truck carrying a modular home stopped traffic at Tashmoo Avenue off Franklin Street in Vineyard Haven Friday afternoon after a large tree branch fell on top of it. The large branch also became entangled in a live power line to an adjacent house.

The modular home and truck both met town height requirements for vehicles, according to people at the scene who declined to be named.

A maintenance crew member began chainsawing the massive branch, but was stopped by an Eversource crew member who wanted to turn off the power and cut the line first.

A State Police trooper was on the scene; no injuries were reported.