Move limbs to curbside

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 8, 2009

Debris removal begins Monday in Batesville as city workers remove limbs and storm debris from curbsides. Many large, old, scenic trees were lost to high winds that hit the city early Wednesday.

City of Batesville crews and equipment will be on the streets Monday removing limb debris from curb sides, Mayor Jerry Autrey said Friday.

“Everybody get as much as you can close to the curb; the more you can get to the curb, the quicker we can get it out of the way,” Autrey said.

Assistance will be available when limbs are too large to be dragged to curbside, Autrey added.

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City residents have spent the latter half of the week cleaning up limbs and removing trees downed by an intense storm that crashed through Batesville early Wednesday morning. Cleanup is expected to continue through the weekend.

City workers will using boom-mounted power lifting equipment will lift limbs and debris and place them into city dump trucks for removal. The City of Senatobia has loaned a smaller boom truck to augment Batesville’s knuckle boom, which is capable of lifting larger pieces, Autrey said.