Clean-up continues nearly two weeks after storms struck city

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 3:52pm

The Metro Public Works Department is still cleaning up debris left from the storms, high winds and reported tornadoes that hit Nashville nearly two weeks ago.

Public Works Director Billy Lynch said some clean-up crews following the storms on Thursday, Feb. 24, have had to delay picking up debris until adjusters review damaged homes for insurance purposes. He said the majority of remaining debris consists of trees and limbs.

“That’s up to insurance,” Lynch said when asked when clean efforts might be completed, adding the department sends out clean-up trucks when adjustments are finalized and the department is notified.

Lynch also said his department has been burdened by an unusually high level of snowfall the last two years.

“You’re seeing more snow, more storms right now than in years past,” he said. “It does play a role over time in disposal costs.”

Lynch said it’s “too early to tell” whether the Public Works Department would need to ask the Metro Council for a supplemental appropriation to boost funding for the current fiscal year.  

1 Comment on this post:

By: Moonglow1 on 3/10/11 at 7:10

Moonglow1: if the tea party crazies prevail public works will disappear. Today the teachers tomorrow all govt agencies will be gone. Then what?