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    Posted December 6, 2013 by
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    Wintry weather 2014

    Ice causes tree to split in half

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Earl Wallace IV was sitting on the front porch of his Dallas home talking to his mother when he heard a loud crack and a rush of wind this morning. An “enormous tree” came down in a matter of seconds, falling on two homes, he said. “Many neighbors rushed outside asking if there was a car wreck or something. One of the homeowners emerged crying and talking on the phone. The tree had crashed down into her dining room.”

    “It was honestly one of the craziest things I have ever seen,” said the 32-year-old creative director. “I never imagined a tree that large could just crack down the middle. I felt nervous, shocked and scared for the families inside.”

    While two homes were damaged – one with a giant hole in the roof – no one was injured.

    Wallace said he and his neighbors banded together to help their neighbor clean up. They swept up the mess as best they could and covered the floor with a tarp to prevent further damage. Soon after the local fire department arrived and asked everyone to leave, fearing a cave-in, Wallace said.

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    - zdan, CNN iReport producer

    Icy weather in Dallas is causing trees to snap.

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