This tree's demise during the passage of Hurricane Irene has blocked the entrance street into the Colonial Townes subdivision, at Cary Parkway and Lake Pine.
Sandra Poly of Cary, who took this photo with her cell phone, said power was out for two hours but has been restored.
This is a good time to remind everyone: Do not touch a downed power line, or even approach it. If you see a downed line in Wake County, or you have a power outage, you can call Progress Energy at 1-800-419-6356.
If you're in an area served by Duke Energy, call 1-800-POWERON (1-800-769-3766); Spanish-speaking customers should call 1-866-4APAGON (1-866-427-2466). You can get the latest information on outages on this updating map of Progress Energy outages or this Duke Energy page.
For gas leak emergencies call 911. For non-emergency questions about natural gas service, try PSNC at 1-877-776-2427.