California tunnel tree falls in storm

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  1. Randy Jennings

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    A gigantic mudslide resulted in the closing Sunday night of Interstate 80, the main east-west connector through north-central California. Farther south, the weekend storm toppled the historic Pioneer Cabin Tree, an enormous sequoia that people can drive through in Calaveras Big Tree State Park.

    The hole in the tree was cut in the 1880s to compete with "drive-through" trees in nearby Yosemite National Park. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that cars once drove through the tree, but in recent years only hikers were allowed to walk through.

    Full story at: http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/09/us/us-weather/index.html

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  2. Steve Miller

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    So sad. I was there last February and thankfully have images of it.
     
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