Lockport storm cleanup nears end
July 16, 2012 2:02PM
Tree lies ripped apart in the front yard of a house in Third Street in downtown Lockport Saturday, June 30, 2012. This was a common scene in Lockport and several Will County communities in the wake of Friday night's severe thunderstorms that brought with them winds in excess of 60 mph. Submitted photo | Jean Hartford
Updated: August 18, 2012 6:14AM
LOCKPORT — Public Works crews are continuing brush pickup from the June 29 windstorm.
Crews are 90 percent complete in making an entire sweep of the city. Crews will perform a second round of cleanup this week once all areas of the city have been covered.
If anyone has a safety concern with a parkway tree or a question about the cleanup, call the Public Works Department at 815-838-0549, option 8.
During the response to the storm the Public Works Department requested mutual aid from the Illinois Public Works Mutual Aid Network. Lockport joined this network of towns in Illinois to help ensure that the city would have additional resources to respond and recover from a natural or manmade disaster.
It paid off with the added manpower and equipment that was needed to help recover from the storm.
Association members providing help were Aurora, Diamond, Bolingbrook, Manhattan, Libertyville, Woodridge, Westmont and Oak Lawn. Also assisting were New Lenox, the Will County Highway Department and Homer Tree Service.