California Couple Watch On as Snow-Heavy Tree Crashes Down on Truck

A couple from Placerville, California, could only watch on as heavy snow led to a tree breaking and falling directly onto their truck on December 27.

Betty Paasch captured the moment on camera, telling Storyful that her husband Mike was “just getting ready to move the truck” after the area “got a little more snow” than they expected.

“I was filming my dog Bear play when we heard creaking,” she said. After she called her dog back inside, “Mike saw the tree swaying as he was walking out to it, then it fell.”

Speaking on December 30, Paasch said that the couple had still not been able to ascertain the level of damage to the truck. “We are hoping it’s not totaled,” she said.

Snowfall caused power outages in Placerville, while UC Berkeley’s Central Sierra Snow Laboratory has recorded the most snow for a December since it opened in 1970. Credit: Betty Paasch via Storyful

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