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Posted on: March 15, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Storm Recovery Moving Quickly

More and more streets and sidewalks continue to be cleared of storm-related debris, giving more space for people to safely move about following the February snowstorms. Public works crews are wrapping up their second week of recovery efforts. They’ve quickly moved through the city to remove tree hazards and debris that was in the right-of-way.

Work To-Date

Public Works crews have:

  • Completed more than 600 tree-related work orders
  • Collected about 1,100 cubic yards of debris

The work to clear all city rights of way is expected to continue through the end of the month. Crews still need to address about 400 known hazards from street trees. They will then start to move into parks and other natural areas.

Information for Residents

People should not place downed trees and limbs from private property next to the road. They’re asked to utilize their yard debris bin, local contractors, or local recycling centers for cleanup of trees on private property.

People should continue to use caution when going to parks throughout the city. While all parks are open, City staff have not assessed damages created by last month’s storms. There could be downed trees over trails and parks, as well as broken branches that have not yet fallen. Parks particularly effected are Hendricks Park, Skinner Butte, and the Ridgeline Parks System. Please be aware that there may be hazardous tree conditions in the park you are visiting.

Initial Damage Assessments

Business and homeowners are encouraged to submit an initial damage assessment to Lane County that will then be shared with Oregon Emergency Management. Please note there is no guarantee that financial assistance will be available to Lane County businesses and homeowners.

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