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City Prioritizes Response to Storm

City crews, many of which are led by professional arborists on staff, continue to work on the clean-up required after the storm. Work is being done on a priority basis, with public safety hazards topping the list. Large trees and branches blocking streets and sidewalks, damage to private property from City trees, and public squares and parks are also high on the priority list.

The number of work orders the City has received exceeds 250, and it is climbing as citizens continue to report fallen trees and damages to City infrastructure.

Over the next several days, City crews will sweep the City to assess the damages and fallen trees in order to identify hazards and prioritize the response efforts required in the coming months. The magnitude and amount of damage to trees is far worse than what the City experienced during the ice storm this past winter. The clean-up is expected to continue through to the fall, and even longer if required.

The City’s Transportation and Environment Services will be offering assistance to residents dealing with fallen trees and branches on their property. Details for that assistance will follow. For information on how to compost trees and branches, visit www.fundyrecycles.com/residents/leaf-and-yard-waste/.

The City would like to thank the public for their response to the storm, and its aftermath. Reports of fallen trees, damages, and flooding were helpful to crews working through the storm. The widespread sharing of City public notifications was also appreciated.

Residents are asked to continue to report damages to City infrastructure to Municipal Operations at 658-4455. Any reports of trees or branches on power lines should be reported by calling 9-1-1. Residents should not attempt to try to clear around power lines as they present a serious risk to public safety.