Large tree falls on Chapel Hill police car, closes road near UNC frat houses


The scene where the tree fell. Photo contributed by Aaron Meyerhoffer.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) — A large tree fell on two cars — including a police cruiser — near the UNC-Chapel Hill campus Friday afternoon, officials say.

The tree fell in the area of Fraternity Court on Columbia Street, Chapel Hill police say.

The street was closed and two cars were damaged by the falling tree, including one Chapel Hill police car.

No one was injured.

As of 4 p.m., crews were still on the scene cleaning up the area.

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