Major Milestone in Arlington Tornado Recovery
By Office of Communication
Posted on April 12, 2012, April 12, 2012

Public Works Announces Brush and Debris Clean-Up to be Completed Today

The City of Arlington Public Works & Transportation Department will complete its brush and debris clean up today in the areas hit hardest by the April 3 tornado. Crews working 12-hour shifts, 7 days a week since the storms have cleared 35,000 cubic yards of tree limbs and housing debris from a widespread area across southwest Arlington. That's enough to fill 11 Olympic-sized swimming pools or stretch across the country from Key West to Seattle!

Public Works Director Keith Melton says the tornado clean-up was formidable. "I was proud of my crews through the Super Bowl, with all the snow and ice removal, but this was a lot tougher and they did what needed to be done" said Melton. "We pulled in crews from our Water Utilities, Parks Departments and Tarrant County. Some of them were doing work totally out of their environment, picking up trash piles and putting it all into bins and they were very happy to do it. All of these employees put their heart into this effort."

Melton also extended a special thanks to Andy Nguyen, Tarrant County Commissioner Pct. 2, Republic Services, Barson Utilities and Gra-Tex Utilities for assistance provided in the clean-up efforts. Brush and debris pick up will be completed today and Public Works will resume normal operations tomorrow. Anyone with additional storm related debris should to call 817-459-6777.

Public Works crews are clearing the final stretch of debris today on along 4700- 5300 of Hidden Oaks south of I-20. Work is expected to be finished between 5pm-7pm.

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