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Holiday tree leaning due to high winds closes Public Square

The square has been closed to both pedestrians and drivers.

CLEVELAND — High winds have closed Public Square in downtown Cleveland Wednesday afternoon.

 The holiday tree,installed earlier this month, is leaning due to high winds.

3News was there and captured video of the leaning tree and workers as they worked to stabilize the tree.Check out the video in the player below. 

City officials have closed the Square to both pedestrians and drivers as a precaution. 

The Downtown Cleveland Alliance issued the following statement Wednesday afternoon after the City of Cleveland arrived to assess the tree.

"They have stabilized the tree and they are be taking steps to adjust the tree and reinforce it going forward. We continue to finalize our plans for Saturday’s Winterfest program and the lighting ceremony and we look forward to everyone joining us on Public Square – rain or shine." 

RELATED: Holiday tree arrives at Cleveland's Public Square

This year's tree was donated by a local family and will serve as the centerpiece for Winterfest, which takes place Nov. 30 on Public Square. That's when the lighting ceremony will take place at 6 p.m., following a full day of fun activities.