Here Are the Neighborhoods Dallas Still Has Left for Storm Debris Cleanup

One month after high-speed winds pummeled Dallas' trees, sanitation workers have a long way to go before they're finished with storm debris removal.And some residents still awaiting pickup say they're frustrated and confused by the process.Elizabeth Moon, who lives in the Wynnewood North neighborhood in North Oak Cliff, said Tuesday that many of her neighbors are still trying to figure out when workers will come to pick up the massive brush piles in their front yards left from the costly June 9 storm."I feel like we're in the dark over here," she said. "When are they coming?"City officials estimate the storm left about 500,000 cubic yards of brush across the city — about five months of routine bulk and brush pickups. But Assistant City Manager Joey Zapata said workers are "powering through" the affected areas despite massive loads. So far, the city reports collecting nearly 300,000 cubic yards of debris. And city officials said they hired 10 more contract crews — for a total of 35 — to help speed pickup.This week, crews plan to hit up a section of Pleasant Grove, Wynnewood North and other hot spots in North Dallas. Garbage collectors will then return to areas where they had picked up bulky trash in the first week of June, just before the storm hit.  Continue reading...

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