Thursday, February 28, 2013

Ann Arbor's 2013 Winter Storm Clean-up

Tuesday night mother nature brought her majestic four to seven inches of heavy, wet snow down on Ann Arbor. During the twilight and early Wednesday morning hours, Ann Arbor looked like a scene out of a fairy tale. Silver blue painted the sky with soft snowflakes falling onto the diamond-like, snow-covered landscape. The morning made for picturesque photography as social media quickly filled with images from all over Ann Arbor. 

Snow, ice, and tree debris blocking a driveway.

This beauty also showed its dangerous side. Throughout Wednesday came reports of power outages: 17,000 DTE customers were with out power. Due to the weight of the ice and snow, trees and branches fell all over the city blocking streets, driveways, and sidewalks.

Today, DTE crews continue to work until power is restored the 3,500 residents that are still without. For those that have downed trees on your property, the city of Ann Arbor is creating two opportunities to collect the tree debris. Pick-up dates are to be determined. Until then and according to the www.a2.gov website: "Residents may store storm-damaged tree limbs on their lawn extensionbut not in the street". For heavy branches and downed trees you can call the city's forestry department at 734-794-6364 or submit a request online at Citizen Request System. You can also subscribe to  www.a2gov.org/subscribe for current and up-to-date information on this matter.

To aide in the snow and tree debris clean-up, city officials are asking Ann Arbor residents to not park in the street until the weekend.




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