Originally posted at 9:07 a.m. Feb. 27, 2014. Edited to add photos. Edited again to correct information about the accident.
UPDATE: By 9:52 a.m. the tree was cleared and traffic flow was restored in the area.
A tree is blocking traffic on Chautauqua Boulevard, reports Gates Security.
The accident happened at 5:11 this morning, said Gustavo Sanchez of Gates Security.
Los Angeles police officials said the tree had fallen into the road and an SUV- hit it in the southbound lane of Chautauqua between Sunset Boulevard and Borgos Place.
Chautauqua will be closed in that area for three hours, Sanchez said. As of 8:37 a.m., it was still closed.