Madison Avenue closed most of Wednesday in Council Bluffs

A stretch of Madison Avenue in Council Bluffs was closed much of Wednesday to remove the remains of a large tree that toppled over.
Published: Aug. 3, 2022 at 7:39 AM CDT
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COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (WOWT) - A well-traveled stretch of Madison Avenue will be closed most of Wednesday in Council Bluffs.

The closure is to allow crews to safely remove the remains of a large tree. Part of the tree fell onto a passing car and a pickup truck Tuesday, injuring several people.

Neighbors say this tree has taken a beating over the years from drivers crashing into it. They think it’s best that it be taken down.

“People speed down here all the time. Or they don’t slow down around this curve so then they either get in a wreck with other cars or there’s the corner right there that they hit and also the tree has been hit several times,” says Amanda George.

Madison Avenue was closed at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday between Timbercrest Drive to the south and E. Graham Avenue to the north.

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