Crews remove tree limbs in Columbia neighborhoods

Posted: Jul 19, 2014 1:07 PM by James Packard, KOMU 8 Reporter
Updated: Jul 19, 2014 2:52 PM

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COLUMBIA - Crews worked Saturday to remove fallen trees and tree limbs from Columbia neighborhoods after the severe weather on July 7.

Matt McCracken, street division supervisor, said multiple divisions of Columbia Public Works were collaborating to get the city cleaned up.

"We've got some solid waste people in, along with the street department crew and a couple of people from the sewer department helping us," McCracken said.

McCracken said residents made around 150 calls to public works to report downed trees and limbs. He said the mapping department plotted the reports so the street division could conduct cleanup.

Most of the cleanup occurred in west Columbia.

McCracken said crews were out around 7 a.m. and if crews were not finished by 7 p.m. tonight, they would be out again tomorrow.

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