FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016
City of Little Rock Public Relations
Office (501) 371-4421
Media ReleasesContact(s): Jennifer Godwin | (o) 501 371 4421 | (c) 501 804 4822
Summer Storm Cleanup Continues in Little Rock
Residents Can Put Out Storm Debris for Pickup
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (July 16, 2016) – Cleanup work continues in the City of Little Rock following the severe storms that passed through the area. Street Operations crews received more than 250 service requests since Thursday, with downed trees, limbs, utility lines and storm debris reported at 212 different locations.
Significant progress has been made in clearing those areas. As of Saturday afternoon, 16 locations remain barricaded because of downed trees and utility lines. Nearly 100 locations have been completely cleared by City crews. At the remaining areas, trees and debris have been removed from the roadway, and crews will spend the next two days removing trees and other debris from the right of way.
“We have had our Public Works crews working around the clock to clear roads, ensuring residents can get around the City safely,” City Manager Bruce T. Moore said. “It will take some time before everything can be cleaned up, but it has been encouraging to see the tremendous effort put forth by our crews as well as utilities, residents and volunteers.”
Residents are advised to place storm debris from their yards at the curb for pickup in the coming days. The yard waste rule regarding limb sizes will be temporarily relaxed for storm debris.
Two cooling centers are open this weekend for residents who may be without power. Dunbar Community Center (1001 West 16thStreet) and Southwest Community Center (6401 Baseline Road) are open Saturday from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Residents are advised to call 311, the non-emergency request line, to report a downed tree, power lines or storm debris blocking roads. The 311 call center is open until 5 p.m. Friday. After that time, residents can use the 311 app or the 311 website (https://littlerock-csrprodcwi.motorolasolutions.com/Home.mvc/Index) to enter requests, or call dispatch at (501) 371-4829.