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Parks Crews Returning Streets to Normal

Parks Crews Returning Streets to Normal

The City of Allentown Parks and Recreation Department spent Friday and the weekend taking care of some 28 trees that had fallen affecting roadways in all sections of the city.

A Nor’easter storm on Friday brought rain, snow and wind gusts of 60-miles-an-hour to the region and interrupted electrical service for tens of thousands.

Parks Superintendent Rick Holtzman says crews utilized city power saws, dump trucks, backhoes and chippers to clear the debris. In some cases, downed trees had felled power lines that required the attention of PPL crews before clean up could begin.

Seventeen crew members were on the job until 10 o’clock Friday night and five crew persons resumed the clean-up effort Saturday.

According to Holtzman, all wood and chips will eventually be hauled to the city’s yard waste site to be processed.

Holtzman says some trees and branches are also down in city parks. That clean up task began today.


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