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People clean up after Monday afternoon's storms

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The high winds that blew through pushed down a huge oak tree across the 1200 block of MLK Drive at Dorsett Avenue.     

City crews cleared more than a dozen trees and limbs off roads after the storm and went back to cut up and remove the fallen trees.  An oak tree was rotten inside, and that contributed to it being blown over.

"That's about 17 tons of wood on the back of that truck," said Tony Cox of the City of Albany's street division. And he says there is still more here too, "Plenty."    

The city's sewer jet vac trucks were also busy cleaning out storm drains and sewer lines in low-lying areas that are prone to street flooding.     

The many leaves and other debris that fell during the storm can clog those storm drains during heavy rains, so city workers will be busy during the week cleaning out catch basins and drain lines.

 

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