A damaged tree branch at Rockland Avenue and Moss Street is pictured June 2, 2022. The City of Victoria briefly closed the street around 3 p.m. due to a tree branch felling utility wires, but the scene appeared clear by 3:30 p.m. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

A damaged tree branch at Rockland Avenue and Moss Street is pictured June 2, 2022. The City of Victoria briefly closed the street around 3 p.m. due to a tree branch felling utility wires, but the scene appeared clear by 3:30 p.m. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

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City of Victoria had asked drivers and residents to avoid the area

Crews have cleared the scene and Rockland Avenue has reopened to traffic after a brief closure earlier in the afternoon.

The City of Victoria tweeted the road was closed at the intersection with Moss Street around 3 p.m. Thursday. The city said a downed tree branch had pulled down utility lines.

By 3:30 p.m., no evidence of work crews or road closures could be seen in the area, and the City of Victoria has since deleted their tweet.

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