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Ice Storm Clean-Up Could Take Til Spring

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EAST LANSING, Mich (WLNS) - Lots of snapped branches and limbs still hang from trees and litter the grounds around mid-Michigan after the massive ice storm hit in December.

East Lansing Mayor Nate Triplett says picking up the debris left behind may take until spring before they can finish. Part of the problem is the large amount of snow has made it tough on crews to get out.


Mayor Triplett says looking around most of the city streets, the debris that's been left along curbsides is actually frozen, making it difficult to remove. For this reason, city crews will have to wait until a thaw to continue in depth clean-up. He says he expects that to take until around mid-March, if not April.



For those who have yet to collect and put out tree limbs and debris, the city is advising to wait until warmer temps to put them curbside. In the meantime, Mayor Triplett says the best thing you can do is be patient as crews continue to pick up what they can.


"These are the same crews that are doing snow plows in the city. The crews that are responsible for all the other DPW functions, so it's got to fit in with the rest of their schedule, so we're trying to commit the amount of resources necessary to get it cleaned up, once it thaws and we can get it out of snow banks," he said.


He did say the prolonged clean-up and harsh winter will cost the city more this winter, but says at this point it shouldn't affect their spring clean-up.

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