SILVER LAKE ( — Power was restored to homes in Silver Lake Thursday nearly three hours after a massive eucalyptus tree fell onto a street.

The downed tree, approximately 50 to 60 years old, fell about 6 a.m. in the 2100 block of Griffith Park Boulevard.

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The tree took down power, phone, and cable lines, knocking out electricity to more than 2,000 residents. It also blocked traffic and damaged some cars.

“It was just a massive loud whoosh and boom, because the telephone pole snapped at the same time,” resident John Engelke said.

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Councilman Tom LaBonge, who helped crews clean up the mess, was startled when the incident occurred.

“My wife and I heard a big loud bang and the lights went out, we live right by here,” he said.

A total of 2,374 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers were impacted.

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All power was restored by 9:50 a.m.