Tree Debris Piling High

Work crews say collection could take another month

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Jason Kehle of Brunswick, Georgia, is in Yukon helping crews collect tons of tree limbs and branches from curbs. He unloaded a truck Thursday, Nov. 12 at the city collection site at State Highway 66 and Frisco Road. (Photo by Robert Medley)

From Staff Reports

With power, internet and cable services mostly restored in Yukon from the Oct. 26 ice storm, work crews are continuing to collect the downed tree limbs and branches from residential curbs.

And the collection site at Frisco Road and State Highway 66 has tree debris stacking up in rows along the west side of Yukon’s city limits.

Jason Kehle of Brunswick, Georgia said he expects to be working in Yukon for another month.

“We’re just going through Yukon and picking up all the streets and going through the neighborhoods,” Kehle said Thursday.

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Kehle drove a truck for the contractor to the the Yukon colletion site. It is on the southwest corner of SH 66 and Frisco Road. The site is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Yukon’s city council has renewed a contract with Arbor Masters Tree Service for the emergency removal of storm debris.

A tub grinder will turn the storm debris into mulch.

The collection site will be open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Jan. 15.