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Posted on: January 24, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Hundreds of Work Orders Completed, New Hazards Discovered Daily

Eugene Public Works has finished more than 600 tree-related work orders as it continues the lengthy recovery efforts from December’s ice storm. The work comes as staff move through neighborhoods cleaning up tree damage and leaves that are on the streets or sidewalks. To see the progress of clean-up crews, go to http://www.eugene-or.gov/2523.

Here’s a look at some of the statistics since the ice storm hit, current as of Tuesday morning:

  • Completed work on more than 1,400 trees in parks and rights-of-way,
  • Gathered more than 7,725 cubic yards of tree damage and leaves,
  • Collected more than 200 cubic yards of sanding materials during street sweeping operations,
  • Logged more than 15,000 staff hours.

Scouts continue to look for and discover tree damage throughout the city. So far, they’ve identified an additional 1,340 trees with some type of hazard that needs to be addressed in parks and rights-of-way. Public Works anticipates scouts will complete tree hazard assessment by the end of the week. Based on current projections, scouts are expected to find an additional 200+ trees that need work.

Public Works would like to remind folks about continued tree hazards in the right-of-way and city parks. People should be aware of their surroundings when they head outside, specifically when it comes to limbs that look like they could still come down.

Residents are also responsible for addressing any safety hazards for trees on private property that may pose a threat to pedestrians and neighbors. Additionally, property owners are responsible for maintaining sidewalks and driveway aprons adjacent to their property and keep them in safe condition.

Residents can help with the cleanup efforts. While staff will pick up any remaining leaves as they move through the city for debris cleanup, people can also use their yard debris containers to dispose of any remaining leaves, especially for smaller piles.

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