Storm Clean Up Ongoing

Storm Cleanup Ongoing
Posted on 08/16/2021
Storm Cleanup Ongoing

UPDATE:  08.16.2021  As of today, Department of Public Service crews are continuing work in the neighborhoods with primary cleanup of large trees, limbs, etc. within the public right-of-way.  This will continue with all-staff on forestry operations through the end of the week.  Staff will be performing a courtesy sweep of the City for excess tree limb collection and chipping up of brush from private trees starting next week (week of August 23).   Residents must place tree limbs and brush at the curb no later than Sunday, August 22, as only one pass will be made down each street to remove whatever's left starting Monday, August 23.

Department of Public Service crews have been out since yesterday afternoon working to clear roadways of downed trees from the recent storm. As of now, all trees blocking roadways have been cleared, with the exceptions of those closed due to DTE Energy power situations.

Staff will be going neighborhood by neighborhood to remove and chip remaining large limbs that are in the terrace. Please be patient as this process will take several days to complete.

Some of the hardest hit areas were:

  1. North Custer Road from Frenchman's / Cranbrook to Telegraph
  2. Roessler and Toll Streets from Elm to Lorain
  3. Godfroy / Borgess / Saint Mary's Avenues (entire neighborhood)
  4. Bentley Drive from Elm to Lorain
  5. Hollywood Drive from Elm to Scottwood
  6. Michigan Avenue from Noble to north end
  7. Macomb Street from Elm to Noble (mostly downed wires in this area)

Field staff estimate around 50 full trees down, with at least that many again that will have to be subsequently removed because of the damage from major limbs. Probably a couple hundred other trees lost some major limbs.

Traffic lights are still out at some intersections - North Monroe Street at Elm Avenue, in particular. Please be careful and particularly observant driving around town.

A big thanks to all our residents that have lent a hand in the ongoing cleanup.

Questions contact the department of public service at 734.384.9125.

As a reminder, power outages and downed lines should be reported directly to DTE Energy. 1.800.477.4747.

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