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City Communications Office
City of Kansas City, Mo.
CONTACT: City Communications Office, 816-513-1349
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 19, 2010
City departments continue responding to storm debris
After an initial assessment of where the greatest concentration of damage occurred in the severe overnight storms that struck the City of Kansas City, Mo., crews have concentrated storm cleanup efforts on an area in the Northland that lies north of Parvin Road, south of 56th Street, east of Antioch Road and west of I-435. In this area, City supervisors have dispatched heavy equipment as needed to remove extensive woody debris from downed trees and limbs that are obstructing streets and the public rights-of-ways.
In the coming days, cleanup efforts will move outward and a wider section of the City’s Northland, bounded by N. Holmes Avenue, Parvin Road, I-435, and N.E. 72nd Street will receive a special collection for storm related debris. This 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.
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.