Clean up in Petrolia continues after storm

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Public works crews are making good progress clearing up debris from Wednesday’s storm.

Joe Adams, director of operations for the Town of Petrolia, says they spent most of Thursday removing tree branches which fell during the wicked storm. About a half dozen trees toppled, including one onto a house on Princess Street, during the storm which knocked out power to 21,000 people.

Adams says that while there won’t be a specific brush pickup because of the storm, the gates to the composting site on the Maude Street extension, will remain open so residents can bring any fallen tree branches there in the evening hours.

Meantime Adams says work on the $1.6 million Princess Street reconstruction will go ahead as planned despite the damage from the storm. He says the only concern was hanging power lines and Bluewater Power repaired those by 3:30 am Thursday morning.

– Heather Wright

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