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Posted on: September 17, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Storm Update

Damaged tree on road. Text: Storm Damage Update

Public Works and Public Safety crews are hard at work cleaning up the aftermath left behind by damaging winds. Thank you to the residents who have helped us clean debris from the right-of-ways! We are expecting all roads to be opened by the end of the day Friday, Sept. 17.

Safety Hazards

  • If you encounter major safety hazards such as downed power lines please call 9-1-1 right away
  • If possible, avoid areas that look hazardous

Power Outages

  • Most of the City seems to have power, but if you experience any power outages please contact your power company directly
  • Public Works crews are working on making sure that all traffic signals have power

Damaged Trees

  • The City's compost site (located off of 121st Street behind Dodge of Burnsville) is open for individual/private residential tree and branch drop off. The site will be open 24 hours a day for the next few weeks
    • Drop off is free
    • Only trees, branches and vegetation will be accepted
    • Contractor drop-offs will not be allowed
    • Please do not leave any bags or trash at the compost site -- branches and sticks should be unbagged
  • Some areas of the city received significant amounts of damage. In those areas with significant damage, City crews will offer curbside pick up of trees/branches. Branches and trees need to be piled up parallel to the curb and cut into sections no longer than 8’. Crews are working to identify the areas that will receive pick-up. Private trees in these areas that are being managed by contractors need to be removed by those contractors
  • Curbside pick-up for those identified areas is expected to begin Saturday, Sept. 18, and will start again on Monday, Sept. 20. Additional details will be posted here as they become available. If you are able to take trees/branches to the City's compost site instead please do so -- your cooperation and assistance are greatly appreciated!
  • Please note, City crews cannot remove trees if a power line is in the tree. If you notice a power line is tangled in a tree please call 9-1-1 so they can dispatch a power crew to the scene before a tree crew arrives
  • Private tree removal is the responsibility of the homeowner. The City will focus on removing City-owned trees in the boulevard and trees that affect the passibility of roads

Planned City Crew Schedule

  • Friday, Sept. 17 -- Remove trees from streets, ensure all roadways are passable, begin removing trees from boulevards
  • Saturday, Sept. 18 -- Continue removing trees from boulevards in the hardest-hit areas of the city
  • Sunday, Sept. 19 -- Anticipated release of additional information regarding curbside pick up in the identified hardest-hit areas
  • Week of Sept. 20 -- Curbside pick up of trees and branches continues

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