Hyattsville city officials have released updates on the local municipal reaction to Hurricane Sandy. Highlights include updates to the city's trash collection schedule, and warnings and guidance on how to deal with storm damage on the streets.
Here's what the city released, via Nixle:
"- The Department of Public Works will attempt to complete Monday's Yard Waste collection route.
- There will be NO trash collection on Tuesday, October 30. Our current plan is that Tuesday's route will be completed, to the best of our ability, on Wednesday evening. This is due to the closure of the Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfill, in anticipation of flooding. If the landfill is open on Wednesday, we believe we will be able to complete the majority of Tuesday and Wednesday pick-ups on Wednesday. This is dependent on weather conditions, so please check back for updates.
- Please do not leave trash cans out overnight. High winds can blow them into the street, creating a safety hazard for emergency vehicles.
- Prince George's County Office of Emergency Management has opened three shelters. Find details about them here.
- The City's administrative offices remain open, but with a skeleton staff. Call-a-Bus service is suspended for the day.
Public Works crews will remain on duty throughout the evening and overnight hours, primarily to assist the Police with any hazardous conditions. Streets may be blocked for downed wires, flooding, or other hazardous conditions. If you must travel, please use extreme caution. If you observe any dangerous conditions - downed wires, tree limbs, etc. - please call the Hyattsville City Police at 301/985-5060.
The City continues to evaluate operations plans for the remainder of the week. Our tree planting company has advised that we will almost certainly need to reschedule our November 3, 2012 tree planting, as their crews will be diverted to deal with various storm-related clean-up projects."