State Circle in Annapolis is closed between Maryland Avenue and North Street due to a fallen tree limb until at least noon Wednesday.
"It's an older tree, and we've had storm after storm; and over time it fractured," said Samuel Cook, director of the Annapolis Capital Complex. "Finally this morning for some reason the fracture gave way, and the limb came over."
Cook said thankfully no one was injured and no cars or property was damaged when the limb fell.
"It was the prime time to fall that's for sure," Cook said.
Davey Tree, the company that does all the capital complex's tree inspection and maintenance, was on scene conducting an evaluation. Cook said workers have determined that the fallen limb is the only one with any fracture to it, and that the rest of the tree is in good condition.
Davey Tree anticipates it will take until about noon to remove the limb and clear the circle for traffic.
Cook said he wasn't terribly surprised by the limb's failure; "we've had a lot of wind over this summer and certainly this is the result of it."