Wednesday, August 5, 2009

City crews clean up after last weekend’s storm

Just like many Calgarians, City of Calgary personnel have been hard at work for the last several days cleaning up after last weekend's storms. As of this afternoon, The City's 3-1-1 has received more than 700 calls about damaged trees and branches and City crews are working to clean up as quickly as possible.

According to Allan Nearing, The City's manager, Parks Operations Centre, The City has more than a dozen crews inspecting parks, pathways and roads across Calgary looking for fallen trees and tree branches. These crews are working on a priority system with the highest importance being deadfall posing a public safety risk. Nearing says that his group anticipates that the high priority clean up will be complete in the next day, with remaining clean up being completed through next week.

Calgarians whose own trees have been damaged by the high winds can set out tree debris for regular garbage collection, as long as it's in bundles of under 4 feet in length (1.25 m) and less than 44 pounds (20 kilograms).

Calgarians can report fallen trees and branches by calling 3-1-1 or through

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