More than 40 homes and their residents remain cut off and almost totally isolated after a substantial Oak tree came down Sunday, bringing a tangle of wires down with it.
Rancho Road in El Sobrante remains closed off at this hour (6:15p.m.) – hours after it fell with a crack at 2:28 p.m.
Normally, a scenario of this type would be addressed by a squad of chainsaw-wielding workers, but county officials told residents they can’t deal with a tree the size of this one and PG&E said they won’t move in to repair damaged wires until the offending tree is removed.
With only one way in and out, residents a parking in the 2500 block of Rancho and hiking past the gangly oak to get home.