Metro Cities Working to Cleanup Storm's Aftermath

Updated: 06/26/2013 5:39 AM KSTP.com By: Cassie Hart



Days after the storm, tons of debris remains scattered around the metro. Many communities are offering ways to help get neighborhoods cleaned up.

Click here for a list of debris cleanup in various cities.

In St. Louis Park, the city started free curbside pickup in areas hardest hit by the storm Tuesday.

The city says there were more than 100 large trees down in streets alone, and crews are working as hard as they can to get things back to normal.

The city is helping residents by doing the complimentary pickup of limbs and branches that are 6 feet or shorter.

Anything larger, residents will have to bring it to the free brush drop-off site. The site is open extended hours from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. through July 7.

City officials say they will take care of any trees that fell from the boulevard. Trees that are on private property will be the responsibility of the homeowner.

City officials are also asking residents to keep their vehicles parked at least 100 feet away from debris to help move the clean up process along.

It's expected to take more than two weeks to get streets and neighborhoods clear.

All the debris being collected will be ground up into mulch and shipped off to a local power plant to be used as fuel.