TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - The city continues to remove storm debris from the public's rights-of-way after Thursday night's intense storms. Residents should utilize bulk pick-up or free dumping day at Hoffman Road Landfill to dispose of private storm debris.
The city's forestry crews worked late into the evening Thursday to clear roadways and driveways blocked by trees and limbs down from the high winds that accompanied severe thunderstorms. Crews will return to collect storm debris through the weekend, but will take only those pieces that fell in the public rights-of-way.
Collection of Private Storm Debris
Private storm debris will not be collected by city crews, but residents should instead utilize their free quarterly bulky pick-up or take debris to the Hoffman Road Landfill Saturday, July 7 during the free dump day.
Toledo refuse and recycling customers may schedule a bulky pick-up by contacting Republic Services, the city's waste collection provider, 48 hours in advance of their regularly scheduled collection day at 419-936-2511.
The city previously announced free dump days at the Hoffman Road Landfill. The landfill will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 7. Toledo residents may drop off allowable bulky waste that adheres to the refuse rules. Proof of residency must be provided in the form of a current utility bill and valid photo ID. For more information about allowable bulky waste, visit the city of Toledo's website.
Traffic Signals and Power Outages
In addition to the downed trees and limbs, many parts of the city still lack electric power as the utility provider continues to work to restore power lines and transformers impacted by the storm. As a result, many traffic signals were left inoperable. Motorists are reminded to exercise caution and treat all intersections without functioning traffic signals as a four-way stop. Most reports of affected intersections lie north of Nebraska Avenue between Reynolds Road and Holland-Sylvania Avenue.
Toledo residents may report fallen trees or limbs blocking the public right of way by contacting City Hall at 419-936-2020. The line is staffed 24-hours a day.
Residents wishing to schedule a bulky pick-up should contact Republic Services 48 hours in advance of their regularly scheduled collection at 419-936-2511.
Reports of power outages or fallen power lines should be made to Toledo Edison at 1-888-544-4877.
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