Crews cleaning up after Tuesday storms

Crews cleaning up after Tuesday storms

The Champaign Public Works Department is responding to the wind damage caused by Tuesday's storm.

Crews are focusing on clearing debris from traffic lanes and sidewalks to maintain access for vehicles and pedestrians.  They are also working to clear inlets in preparation for the storm forecast for today and tonight.

Residents who want to clear inlets in front of their homes are encouraged to use a rake or shovel and stand above the curb if there is standing water present.  You are encouraged to call 403-4700 to report street or sidewalk obstructions.

Staff will also be picking up debris from trees on private property from this week's storms.  Residents are asked to place bagged material and limbs and brush separately and away from fire hydrants, mailboxes and other hazards. The deadline to place items from the storms is next Monday, July 1st.  Crews will not enter private property to pick up debris.

Meanwhile, the Illinois State Water Survey in Champaign says Champaign-Urbana has received more than four inches of rain since Saturday.

State Climatologist Jim Angel said around 2.7 inches of that fell on Tuesday night, bringing the June total to around six inches of rain.  Angel said the normal amount of rain for the month of June is around 4.3 inches.

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