City of Broken Arrow is helping gather debris after heavy winds

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Reported by: Eddie Randle
Updated: 1/27 7:41 pm Published: 1/27 5:16 pm

Broken Arrow is helping cut down on the fire threat.

There are still broken branches in yards from the December ice storm, but the city is sending out trucks to help clean up the mess.

City officials told FOX23 every time there is a storm that leaves debris behind they send their trucks out for free to help clean up the mess.

And they said besides the cold temperatures, snow and ice that come with a storm they also have to deal with debris after that snow and ice has melted.

Brandi Clendenning said the city has already cleaned up the debris on her street but she says it was a mess before.

“Well, there was a lot of trees and limbs and everything down in our neighborhood because of all the old trees,” she said.

So the city is helping pick it up. They said they will do a one-time sweep in each neighborhood.

Neighbors say it's a little work that goes a long way.

“It's a great help because if we don't we're going to have limbs all over the street and more to clean up and damage to our houses and our cars,” said Clendenning.

While she is happy with the free debris service she said all the trash bags can sometimes be a problem she's hoping Broken Arrow gets the trash cans that some of the surrounding cities have.

“My dad lives in Bartlesville and he has a big trash can and they hold me and my neighbors trash combined so it will be a lot more helpful,” she said.

She said sometimes she has to fight with the wind to keep her trash bags in her front yard so the bins would be a huge help.

“It doesn't blow around and so I'm not in the street at 6am picking up trash bags,” she said.

Broken Arrow takes storm debris to the quarry landfill.

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