Winston-Salem crews continue to pick up debris after storms

Posted on: 10:22 pm, July 1, 2013, by , updated on: 10:34pm, July 1, 2013

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – City crews are working extended hours to try to pick up the piles of storm debris along many streets. The strong June 13 storm produced straight line winds that brought down many trees in the city especially near Pfafftown.

“These are the last of remains of the tree,” said Lauren Muse who was helping her family cut up large pine trees brought down by the storm and move them to street for city crews to pick-up. “This is the big stuff that we needed to get done.”

As of Monday, city officials had collected 2,217 tons of storm debris and ask for patience.

“They’ll get around to us we just have to have patience and realize they are doing the best that they can,” said homeowner Don Lawrence next to his storm debris pile. “It’s the city of trees, keeps the air fresh, keeps everything nice and green but the downside is you deal with this.”

To avoid getting behind with other pick-up schedules city crews are also trying to pick-up brush debris and bulky item’s along with storm debris.

The city is keeping you up-to-date of their progress on the city’s website.