The Great ‘Ice-Pocalypse’ Is Over But Cleanup And Repairs Continue
The great 'Ice-Pocalypse' of 2014-2015 is history but the damage it caused is still being dealt with.
The City of Midland is providing several drop-off locations for citizens to dispose of brush, limbs and trees brought down by icy conditions: Hogan Park, 1201 E. Wadley Ave., in the parking lot south of Christensen Stadium and east of the soccer fields, and Beal Park, 5200 W. Wall St., in the parking lot east of the skate park. An additional location has been set up at the Scharbauer Sports Complex, just south of Security Bank Ballpark in the gravel parking area. Citizens may also drop off storm debris during regular business hours at the Citizen Collection Station, located at 4100 Smith Rd., or the City of Midland Landfill, 7901 Garden City Highway. Any charges for tree limb disposal will be waived during cleanup from this ice storm.
The City of Odessa says, because of muddy conditions at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility, tree limbs can be dropped off at the Solid Waste Facility located at 1100 West 42nd Street (just west of the Household Hazardous Waste Facility and Recycling Center). A parking lot will be coned off and residents can dispose of tree limbs in the coned parking lot northeast of the Solid Waste Administration building. The location will be open Saturday, January 3 between 1 and 5 p.m. and Sunday, January 4 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.This drop off location is for residential use only.
Three days on and power is still out for some residents. Damaged power lines or power outages can be reported to Oncor by calling 1-888-313-4747. Outages can also be reported by logging on to stormcenter.oncor.com.
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