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Clean up continues following June 20 wind storm

July 5, 2017 2:13 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Clean-up efforts continue after the wind storm that struck our city on June 20. 

City crews are still hard at work clearing hazardous trees and debris from parks and trails throughout the city. Please remember to give crews room to work and stay outside of their often hazardous work zone. While many parks and trails have been re-opened, some areas remain unsafe and closed to the public. A complete list is available on The City’s website. 

While crews continue to work on City owned trees, we want to remind residents of some guidelines when dealing with trees on private property:

  • Residents are responsible for clean-up of trees on private property and are reminded not to dispose of them on City roads, back lanes or sidewalks.
  • Always hire a certified arborist (Tree Risk Assessor Qualified – TRAQ or Board Certified Master Arborist – BCMA) to inspect and work on trees. While there are many people who claim they can work on trees, we strongly urge you to ask for certification.
  • Small branches up to 1 inch in diameter and up to 4 feet long can be set out for regular Yard Waste collection. There is no limit on the amount of yard waste as long as it’s contained properly.
  • Large branches that have fallen on residential property may be taken to the Landfill (Waste Management Facility) located at 1709 40 Avenue free of charge until Saturday, July 8. The Edgar Industrial Drive snow storage facility at 6859 Edgar Industrial Drive will permanently close Wednesday, July 5 at 11 p.m. 

Electric Light and Power crews have made great progress in their work to restore systems to their configuration from before the storm. While they don’t anticipate any issues, minor power interruptions may occur as crews reconfigure the system or give Parks crews access to clean up hazardous locations. Every attempt will be made to provide notice prior to a planned outage. Residents are reminded to report any power outages to EL&P at 403-342-8274. 

Did your neighbours help you out during or after the wind storm? Share your story by July 14 to enter your neighbor into a draw to win a $100 RPC gift card. Visit www.reddeer.ca/greatneighbours

For more information visit www.reddeer.ca or call 403-342-8111. 

For more information, contact: 

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

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