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Ice Storm Clean-Up Continues

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(WLNS) - Piles of branches and stacks of sticks still cover Wonch Park in Meridian Township.

This debris is a reminder of December's devasting ice storm..

And the work it still takes to clean the Lansing-area up.

"We wanted to wait until the snow was gone enough and things were thawed out enough so people could actually get it out of their backyards and get it out front," says Raymond Severy.

He is Meridian Township's director of public works and engineering.

He says workers started curb-side clean-up just over two weeks ago.

"They began on the north end of the township and will make their way south. We hope to be finished with everything north of Grand River Avenue by tomorrow night and then we'll start south of Grand River Avenue," Severy adds.

After weeks of Wonch Park being open for debris drop off now it's chained off.

Soon workers will grind these scraps into wood-chips and haul them to the Granger compost site in Lansing.

Severy says cleaning up after the unprecedented ice storm has been a long process..

And they've run into problems.

"We told people up front we're going to go through each street once. We're not going back. Unfortunately a lot of people are still out doing things and taking them out to the curb and i expect they're probably going to call and say, aren't you going to pick it up? and no, we're not. We're not going to go back and pick stuff up,' Severy said.

While clean up continues Severy says if an extreme weather event ever happens again the township is prepared.

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