The Commerce Journal

December 12, 2013

Public Works to help with removing fallen branches

By Caleb Slinkard
The Commerce Journal

COMMERCE — The storm that brought icy roads and power outages across north Texas also damaged and destroyed thousands of trees. For days after the storm, tree branches could still be seen covering residents’ yards and partially blocking residential roads.

The city of Commerce is helping with the cleanup efforts, according to a press release on their website.

“The Public Works Department will be providing a special pickup service to remove limbs and branches in residential areas,” the release read.

In order to be removed, limbs and branches need to be placed near the curb.

“Crews will be picking it up as soon as they can,” the release read. “If it is possible, please help our crews by cutting the larger limbs and branches to no longer than five feet long.”

The city also warned residents against paying individuals or companies they do not know to remove tree branches.

“We have not had any reports of these type occurrences, but we want citizens to be aware and only use individuals or companies that you are familiar with. Questions or comments may be addressed by calling the Public Works Department at 903-886-1152.”