Hamilton responding to trees damaged by yesterday’s storm

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Published October 2, 2019 at 5:19 pm

In addition to causing several power outages around the city, yesterday’s storm also did a number on the trees in Hamilton.

In addition to causing several power outages around the city, yesterday’s storm also did a number on the trees in Hamilton.

According to a news release, forestry crews received more than 100 reports of storm-related damage to trees across the city.

Crews have been mobilized and are removing fallen trees—prioritizing certain reports based on their imminent threat to public safety.

For residents attempting to clean up their own properties, the city advises them to: use paper yard was bags (not plastic), or open-top, reusable bins such as baskets or garbage cans (without a lid); do not use cardboard boxes, recycling bins, or compost bins; ensure the bags and bins weigh less than 50 lbs; bundle twigs and branches together and ensure they aren’t sticking out of waste containers.

To report fallen trees—as well as other problems such as sewer back-ups, and/or flooding over roadways—residents can call 905-546-2489.

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