Winter storm wreaks havoc on cars as trees fall and drivers get stuck

Trees have fallen on numerous cars as a result of the winter storm.

Posted: Feb 28, 2019 7:07 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Henry Holden was one of many people on his street whose Monday morning alarm was the sound of a tree falling on his car.

“It wasn’t a fun text to give my dad like, 'Hey by the way, a tree fell on my car. Happy Monday.' But yeah, it’s one of those things that you think it’s going to happen to you and then it just does,” Holden said.

Holden and his roommate were some of the unlucky ones whose cars were totaled during the storm. Because of the large number of calls made by people who had similar issues, his car is still trapped under a tree.

Once the trees are cleared, he'll be able to get it towed and find a rental for the time being.

He said he’s happy no one was hurt and didn't let it stop him from having a snow day.

Another man whose car got stuck three separate times on Monday is headed to the shop too for some hidden damage under the hood.

He said random strangers helped him each time he was trapped without him even asking for it.

“That just shows spirit and kindness is alive and well. People want to help,” the man said.

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