Sweeping up the Storm

1 decade 3 years 1 month ago Thursday, January 25 2007 Jan 25, 2007 Thursday, January 25, 2007 1:27:29 PM CST January 25, 2007 in News
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SPRINGFIELD (AP) - The storm clean-up in southwest Missouri continues, and a 40-acre corner of a landfill just north of Springfield is filling up fast. Trucks, vans and other vehicles crammed with debris are lining up at the landfill to get rid of their loads and in many cases head out to pick up another one. By Tuesday more than 1300 loads of treelimbs and brush had been dropped off and thousands more are expected. Officials say that in a few weeks, mountains of brush will be consumed in gigantic bonfires. They worry that the interim site could be overwhelmed before a contractor hired to do the city's long-range cleanup will be ready with what's expected to be a network of drop-off sites.

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