It’s no secret that the weather has seriously sucked in the last few months. We’ve had excessive rains and strong winds which are in stark contrast to the drought that was wearing on us. Thanks to the high winds we’ve been seeing more and more trees knocked down into roads and onto houses. It’s definitely becoming a mess out there. This weather has done a number on our homes and our roads. Hopefully there is a break in the clouds ahead. Until then, we’re literally stuck:

Large trees downed in a windy storm caused minor damage to homes and blocked a number of roads and freeways in San Diego Friday.

At least two large eucalyptus trees fell across both lanes of north state Route 163 and landed on the hood of a car south of Robinson Avenue in Hillcrest about 3:45 p.m. The female driver was got out and was unhurt, authorities said.

Northbound traffic was diverted off at Quince Street for four hours until the freeway was cleared, the California Highway Patrol said.

Shortly before 4 p.m., a tree toppled on a duplex, causing minor damage, on Caminito Rio Brancho near Appaloosa Road in Scripps Ranch, San Diego police said. No one was injured.

Earlier in Scripps Ranch, a tree estimated at 100 feet long and three feet around was blocking the road at Business Park Avenue and Willow Creek Road in Scripps Ranch about 2 p.m., police said.

In Point Loma, San Diego fire crews found a 70-foot palm tree fell on a house, causing minor damage, on Kellogg Street near San Antonio Avenue around 2:30 p.m. The street, a cul-de-sac, was closed off until the tree could be removed.

Another tree fell onto a house, also causing minor damage, on Maryland Street near Monroe Avenue in University Heights about 5 p.m. No one was hurt.

One 60-foot tree fell over on Wilbur Avenue and another tree crashed down at Carmel Mountain Road and Sundevil Way in Rancho Peñasquitos.

Yet another tree blocked the end of La Cuenta Drive in Tierrasanta, north of Clairemont Mesa Boulevard.

Police said there were a number of other instances around the city and some cars were damaged by fallen limbs.


Let’s not forget that there is more than one tree blocking things in San Diego. There are parts that are getting slammed with wind and the discarded bodies of trees:

All across San Diego County Saturday trees were the task at hand after a strong Pacific storm hit the region.

At a Caminito Rio Branco Townhome complex in Scripps Ranch on Scripps Ranch Boulevard, a massive eucalyptus tree smashed into at least three units.

Resident Rick Scrivner witnessed the tree as it came crashing down around 3 p.m. Friday afternoon.

“I was standing right in the middle of my garage about to get into my car and run an errand, Scrivner said

A 100 foot eucalyptus tree is now covered in caution tape as residents wait for crews to come and remove the tree.

Drivers in Scripps Ranch were re-directed due to the downed tree.


It’s definitely been a rough ride but hopefully it’ll all come to pass. If you look out your window you’re sure to see a different landscape than what you saw before. It’s been a difficult time for everyone and we want you to know that we have services that can help. We do tree removal and we can help you with any wayward trimming that might need to be done We all need to be safe out there and watch out for each other. Since everyone is around and this is not a forest, you can probably hear it every time a tree falls.