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Severe storms prompt special clean-up efforts in Waukesha

Posted at 2:56 PM, Jun 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-28 15:57:05-04

WAUKESHA — City of Waukesha clean-up crews have been assessing the damage caused by high winds and severe storms, announcing a brush and branch pick-up the week of July 8.

Powerful thunderstorms barreled through southeast Wisconsin late Thursday afternoon, downing trees and power lines. Crews will clear trees and branches on city property but remind residents to clear private property.

The City of Waukesha says it will conduct collection services for downed branches on Monday, July 8 starting at 7 a.m. Residents in two hard-hit areas of Waukesha are asked to place downed branches and trees in the area between the sidewalk and the curb for pick-up over the course of the week.

Residents are also encouraged to bring any branches from the storm to the Drop-Off Center (750 Sentry Drive).

The Drop-Off Center will collect storm branches from residents for free at the following times:

  • Friday, June 28, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. (storm branches ONLY)
  • Saturday, June 29, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Monday, July 1, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. (storm branches ONLY)
  • Wednesday, July 3, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 6, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Monday, July 8, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. (storm branches ONLY)

As a reminder, the City of Waukesha asks to use caution when assessing your property for damage:

  • Do not go near downed power lines
  • Do not attempt to remove trees or branches that are in the road or terrace area as crews will come to clean up these trees
  • Do not burn yard waste

City trees on public property contact the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department at 262-524-3737
Resident Brush/Branch pickup or Drop-Off Center contact the Public Works Department at 262-524-3600
Power outages or downed power lines contact We Energies at 1-800-662-4797