City Coordinates Response Efforts To Storm Damage
By Office of Communication
Posted on March 29, 2017, March 29, 2017

Editor's Note, added on April 4, 2017:

Collection of debris from last week's storm continues. Please remember that limbs and fence panels should be cut into 4 foot sections or smaller and stacked curbside in manageable piles. We are not requiring that limbs be bundled at this time. After April 10th, any remaining limbs should be cut and bundled into bundles not exceeding 50 lbs. Piles left at the curb will be serviced at a rate of 1 cubic yard per service day with regular garbage collection. This allows Republic Services to take as much debris as quickly as possible while staying on schedule to provide regular garbage collection services.

For larger jobs, residents may also contact Republic Services directly at 817-317-2000 to schedule a chipper service. Please be advised there is a fee for this service.

We appreciate your ongoing patience while we work to clear remaining storm debris. For more information, please visit ourstorm debris webpage.

Tree limbs and debris from this morning's storm will be picked up during your regular collection schedule. As long as they are manageable, there is no need to bundle debris. Republic Waste Services will collect as much as possible. Tree limbs and debris not picked up the first time, will be collected on the next regularly scheduled collection day.

The City of Arlington has launched a Level 2 activation of its Emergency Operations Center to coordinate response efforts to damage caused by storms that came through the DFW Metroplex during the early morning hours.

Arlington is currently responding to what is described as minor, widespread damage, which includes downed trees and fences. As of 10 a.m., Oncor Electric is reporting close to 27,000 Arlington households without electricity. The Public Works Department is also reporting eight intersections without traffic lights caused by power outages.

In addition to the minor widespread damage, the Arlington Municipal Airport is reporting damage to an unoccupied aircraft on the ground.

The Arlington Independent School District has closed 19 schools and all campuses in the Mansfield ISD remain closed for the day. The Tarrant County College Southeast Campus also remains closed.

As of 9:30 a.m. today, there were no reports of injuries to Arlington residents.

The role of the city's Emergency Operations Center is to coordinate public safety response efforts to assess and restore damaged environments to pre-disaster conditions.

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