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Cleanup underway in Burlington, Elon following ice storm

ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C.  — Elon University Senior Dallas Reynolds couldn’t imagine how much damage ice could do.

“To be honest it looked like a horror movie. Trees down everywhere, accidents here and there, a big mess,” Reynolds said.

During the recent storm a large one hundred year old oak tree fell on Belk Pavilion. The classroom building that opened in 2007 now has a large hole on the roof. Belk Pavilion is closed. But Elon University spokesperson Eric Townsend says no classes were missed.

“We had a dozen classes relocated and staff worked over the weekend to find classroom spaces. So there was no disruption to student schedules,” he said.

Meanwhile, in Burlington, city crews picked up downed trees from sidewalks and parks so people could get around safely.

Burlington has also relaxed its yard waste rules. Residents can put limbs as long as six feet at the curb. Jim Self with the City of Burlington is asking residents to be patient because there’s lots of storm debris that needs to be collected.

“Everyone’s homes lost power or was without power. It’s an understanding that it will be some time before we are back to normal. But today is a start,” Self said.


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