Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Hyattsville officials ask for patience during clean up from powerful storm.
The clean up from last weekend's powerful derecho could last through all of next week, according to an advisory sent to subscribers to Hyattsville's Nixle alert system. The message reads in full: DPW Crews as well as the City’s contractor continue to collect storm debris throughout the City. It is expected that this effort will last into the week of July 9, concluding by Friday, July 13. Residents are requested to place their storm debris to the curb and try to avoid blocking sidewalks or streets. Your patience is appreciated.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Map shows widespread damage wrought by powerful weekend storm.
Crews and contractors working to clear roadways and properties in Hyattsville from debris left in the wake of this past weekend's powerful storm system have quite a job ahead of them. As of last night, more than 40 trees were reported down in the city of Hyattsville. City officials have set up a sort of triage to deal with the downed trees. High priority assignments include trees laying across roadways, power lines and other public infrastructure (denoted in red on the above map). Following that, crews and contractors will begin clearing other, less critical downed trees reported to the city. If you know of trees or other damage to local infrastructure not on this list, please report it to the Hyattsville City Police Department by calling…
Following storm, city discourages discarding derecho debris immediately.
City officials are asking that all Hyattsville residents hold their yard waste for collection until July 9. Because of the Independence Day holiday, there will be no yard waste collection this week. "This ensures that organic material will be properly recycled, which saves money and reduces the environmental impact," read a bulletin posted to the city website. According to Sandel, it costs $54 for the city to take one ton of trash to the dump, but organic material like yard waste costs half of that. "I know they are anxious to get yard wast picked up and throw it in the trash," said Sandel in an interview. "If people are really eager to get their yards cleaned up, smaller branches should be bundled and put into the trash cans." The city …
City officials ask for patience from residence as clean up effort begins. Power outages remain an issue.
Though power returned for many, thousands of residents in the Hyattsville area remained without power last night and into this morning following a violent derecho which swept through the area over the weekend. Hyattsville communications director Abby Sandel asked city residents to be patient as crews from a variety of agencies deal with the aftereffects of the storm. "Storm cleanup is going to take some time," said Sandel in an interview. According to a message posted on the Hyattsville city website, Pepco has restored power to all of its substations and high voltage transmission lines. Pepco is warning that full restoration could take up to a week. The power outages are not without their own set of risks. Overnight, one Langley Park …