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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Crews are still cleaning up debris from many Greensboro's trails and greenways, after the storm that swept through the area nearly two weeks ago.

Greensboro had reports of more than 60 trees down from the storm, but the recent onslaught of rain throughout the area has only created more problems.

"The ground is just so saturated, the trees aren't even breaking the roots are just come completely up.  We've had a lot of that," says Madeleine Carey, with Greensboro Trails Department.

There were at least two trees down on Bald Eagle Trail on Lake Higgins, causing problems for runners and bikers.  The city has a team of four people who are in charge of clearing the trails.

"It's definitely our priority, but there are things that come up. Also, the grass is growing 10 feet high thanks to all the rain too. There's a lot of things we deal with in trying to catch up," Carey said.

The city's mountain bike trails are still closed because they are too wet to ride.

Terry McHugh and his son normally avoid the Greenway for their ride, but their options are limited.

"There's been times it's been so dry you wanted water, but never this much rain," McHugh explained.

It's difficult for the city to know exactly where trees are down along the more than 90 miles of trails.

If you come across a downed tree,  call the Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department or visit their Facebook page.