Crews to work overtime cleaning after storm

Regular brush collection under backlog part of effort, division says

Madison street crews are working overtime to clean up storm damage and catch up on a backlog of brush, according to the city.

The Streets Division is planning to assign extra crews to collect brush in storm-damaged areas of Madison Friday.

The division said crews will work overtime to clean up tree limbs and branches brought down by the wind storm. The added crews will also work on the backlog of brush that is at the curb awaiting pick up.

Madison recycling coordinator George Dreckmann said crews have been focused on opening up streets, removing downed trees and limbs blocking sidewalks and private property.

Extra crews will focus on areas with large amounts of storm damage while regular brush collection will continue, Dreckmann said. Residents are asked to collect debris from their properties and bring it to the curb.

Dreckmann said regular brush collection is up 70 percent this year and the extra crews deployed for storm cleanup will also assist in catching up on regular collection.

Brush can also be dropped off at 1501 W. Badger Road or 4602 Sycamore Ave. from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily, according to the statement.