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CONTACT: City Communications Office, 816-513-1349

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 19, 2010

Storm debris cleanup will affect regular service pickups

After an additional assessment of where the greatest concentration of damage occurred in the severe overnight storms that struck the City of Kansas City, Mo. special curbside pickup efforts in the City’s Northland have now changed. The concentration will be bounded by 60th Street to the north, Parvin Road to the south, I-435 to the east, and Antioch Road to the west. The curbside cleanup effort will be similar to the cleanup effort that was required early this summer, when a localized storm struck the City’s Southland.

Due to the special curbside pickup required to assist residents, City crews from the Bulky Item Pickup will be assisting with the special curbside debris pickup for the next couple of weeks. The City is asking for residents to please patient if they are scheduled for a Bulky Item Pick Up in the near future.

In addition to the special curbside collection, the City’s Solid Waste Division is making arrangements for the Leaf and Brush Drop-off Site located at 1815 N. Chouteau Trafficway to temporarily offer extended days of operation to assist residents affected by the storm. It is anticipated that the schedule for these extended days of operation will be released on Monday, September 20.

The City operates two drop off locations for leaves and brush that are open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Raytown Road Site is located just south of I-470 on the east side of Raytown Road and the 1815 N. Chouteau Trafficway site is just south of the Missouri River.

Because of the extensive damage to trees, residents are advised to be cautious and stay clear of downed power lines (report to: 1-888-LIGHTKC (1-888-544-4852)) and downed trees or limbs, especially on structures which might become unstable.

Media inquires about the City’s storm cleanup effort should be directed to Dennis Gagnon, public information officer for the City’s Public Works Department at 816-513-2659 or 816-335-5441.

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