City of Blair has tree debris pickup day

BLAIR, Neb. (KMTV) - The storm caused even more tree damage to the north of Omaha and hit Blair especially hard. 

All the storm debris caused the city of Blair to add a special tree waste pickup day.

More than 2,300 households in Washington County lost power  after strong winds took out many trees in the area. OPPD was able to restore power to the majority of those affected by this afternoon.

Residents were forced to clean up the mess in their yards this morning, bringing out chainsaws, rakes and wheelbarrow to assist with the pickup. 

The city of Blair posted on its website the following: 

"Because of the numerous tree branches and limbs from Friday night's severe storm, City of Blair residents are authorized to place tree limbs and tree branches in the City right of way. Please do not block the public sidewalk or allow branches or limbs to protrude into the street. All tree branches and limbs should be placed in the right of way by 6:00 a.m. Monday morning.

City of Blair employees will begin to collect tree branches and limbs left in the right of way beginning Monday morning, June 4th. Once City employees have picked up tree branches and limbs along a street, residents should take tree branches and limbs to the City's tree pile, located at 460 S. 3rd Ave.

DO NOT LEAVE OTHER TYPES OF DEBRIS, SUCH AS CONSTRUCTION LUMBER, BROKEN FURNITURE, ETC. THESE ITEMS WILL NOT BE PICKED UP BY CITY EMPLOYEES."

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