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Dexter-Pinckney Road to Remain Closed Due to Ongoing Tornado Debris Clean-Up Efforts

The Washtenaw County Road Commission has begun clearing trees and debris from the road and ditches.

Clean-up crews throughout Dexter have begun removing tree limbs and other debris left behind on Dexter-Pinckney Road following an that struck the area on March 15.

The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) will be working throughout the week to clear trees and debris from the roadway and drainage ditches. The road is expected to remain closed for the next five days, according to information provided by Dexter Township officials.

The WCRC is expected to complete work north of Wylie Road first. Dexter-Pinckney Road will be open to local traffic during clean-up but delays should be expected.

Residents living on Dexter-Pinckney Road should not bring debris from their yards to the road or road right-of-way during the clean-up. Township officials are currently developing a plan to help residents with the removal of debris from their property.

Residents living in the Carriage Hills subdivision will be assisted with removal of debris beginning today. Washtenaw County will be delivering dumpsters to the subdivision for the removal of any type of household debris. Removal of natural debris (branches, trees, etc.) will begin later in the week. Residents should bring natural debris to the side of the road for pick up. Residents may contact Washtenaw County Commissioner Rob Turner at 734-341-6612 when the dumpsters are full so an exchange can be arranged. Portable toilets will also be delivered to the subdivision for the use of volunteers and contractors.

Officials are still assessing damage in other areas of the township. Residents can call the township hall at 734-426-3767 if they have a significant amount of debris on their property. The township has also compiled a list of organizations and people offering volunteer assistance. If you need help and would like to utilize the services that have been offered, call 734-426-3767.

Kathy Holben March 19, 2012 at 11:02 PM
So we know that there are still many that need help in the Carriage Hills Subdivision, and there are many who are willing to donate their time. If those that need help could hang a red flag on their mail box it would help to locate where the needs are. Just a thought.

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