The situation was the subject of a story posted yesterday on the Southwest Chicago Post website. Heavy rain and high wind had combined to blow the decaying tree's bark into the street.
Arriving well before 9:00 a.m., the crews worked swiftly and efficiently, with minimal disruption of traffic on Austin.
(Editor's note: Comments about this swift work by Streets and San posted at http://www.facebook.com/SWChicagoPost)
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And video highlights of the work: