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Brookhaven sweeps up after Irma

Post Date:09/15/2017 4:15 PM

Brookhaven, GA, Sept. 15, 2017 As part of a continuing effort to clean up after Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irma, the City of Brookhaven deployed street sweepers to clean up excessive debris on roadways. 

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“Some streets had so much trash that the driver has to stop and unload the collected debris every 30 to 45 minutes,” said Public Works Director Hari Karikaran.  “We are only running the trucks overnight from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. to ensure we don’t cause unnecessary traffic issues.”

Brookhaven continues to respond to incidents involving downed trees and Georgia Power lines.  “We remain in contact with Georgia Power so when the electricity is cut off from the down lines, we can safely remove trees from the roads and right of ways,” said Karikaran.

As a reminder, all downed power lines should be avoided and referred to Georgia Power.  While city crews continue to remove trees from roads and rights of way, property owners are responsible for fallen trees on private property.

Power outages should be reported to Georgia Power at 888-891-0938.

Residents who wish to notify the city of lingering issues in public rights of way are encouraged to utilize Brookhaven Connect, the free smart phone app for citizens to report concerns like potholes, code violations or sidewalk issues.  By utilizing Brookhaven Connect, the progress of the issue can be tracked and other requests in the area can be viewed,

More info on Brookhaven Connect can be found at:  http://www.brookhavenga.gov/city-departments/public-works/make-a-service-request

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Media Contacts:
Burke Brennan
Director of Communications
770-500-8095
burke.brennan@brookhavenga.gov

 

 

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