NORMAN — More than 25,000 cubic yards of debris has been removed from city parks and street rights of way as a result of the April 13 tornado that hit Norman.
Cleanup work in Andrews Park and Rotary Park — the two hardest hit parks — is complete, Public Works Director Shawn O'Leary said.
Debris removal trucks are still removing debris from street rights of way in the affected areas. Tree-trimming crews have completed the task of removing hazardous hanging limbs along city streets, O'Leary said.
Debris removal trucks have made one complete pass through residential neighborhoods to remove vegetative debris and began a second pass this week, he said.
Crews also are collecting construction and demolition debris separately from the vegetative debris, so residents are reminded not to mix the two types.
Construction and demolition debris includes building materials such as lumber, roof shingles, wooden fences, glass, metal products, appliances and furniture, O'Leary said.
Debris removal is expected to be complete by Tuesday, O'Leary said, and residents are asked to have all debris placed curbside by that date. Damages to turf along the street rights of way will be repaired by the city's debris removal contractor, O'Leary said.
Crews will remove storm rubble from residential properties only. Commercial properties are not eligible for the service.
The rubble should not be placed near water meters, fire hydrants or other aboveground utilities. Only debris piled on the city's rights of way will be collected, he said.
Residents are asked to remove parked cars or other obstructions from public streets during the removal process.
For more information, call 366-5396.