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Storm Debris Pick-Up Almost Complete


By BJ Austin, KERA News

Dallas, TX – This is the week Dallas sanitation crews expect to finally finish the clean-up from February's snowstorm. KERA's BJ Austin says the storm left about 60 tons of tree-limb debris.

Dallas Sanitation Director Mary Nix says the storm left four times the normal monthly curbside bulky pick up. The city spent more than 400 thousand dollars to add crews to help catch up especially with the regular bulky trash pick up.

Nix: The complaints that we were getting, not the brush out there, but the bulk waste that came out following the brush, we really need to be sensitive to the neighbors concerns about the aesthetics with bulk waste.

The deadline to remove the piles of tree limbs and brush from neighborhood curbs was extended almost a month from the original date, March 15th. But, Nix says crews will make the latest deadline, which is this Saturday. Fort Worth completed its storm debris clean-up in March.

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