2 weeks after storm, limbs litter Minneapolis streets


Some Minneapolis residents are getting impatient two weeks after a storm littered streets with fallen limbs and uprooted trees, WCCO reports. Leaves on the fallen boughs are browning – and it's past time that city crews removed the debris, residents say.

Residents say the limbs pose a safety threat. Rotting wood is a fire hazard and limbs are blocking sidewalks and streets, WCCO reports.

City officials vow that tree debris collection will pick up in earnest now that the July Fourth holiday is over, the station reports. City officials offer these stats as evidence that a massive job is getting done bit by bit: More than 75 Minneapolis Park Board Forestry crew members cleared 2,000 trees and hauled 750 semi-truckloads of storm damage debris between June 22 and June 30, WCCO reports.

Meanwhile, Gov. Mark Dayton has declared 26 counties a disaster area in the week of the storms that battered the state.

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