Clean-up continues

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Crews from Monett Public Works, City Parks, and Utilities are continuing clean-up and damage assessments today.Tornado 4 - Copy (2)
Community members are being asked to use caution if they go to South Park, as crews are currently working in the area and there have been reports of a beehive in at least one downed tree. Please avoid South Park if possible and, if you must use the park, do not cross safety barriers crews have erected.
No injuries were reported during Wednesday’s storm and reported tornado. However, several utility poles were downed on Chappell Drive. Chappell was opened this morning for morning commuters but will be closed at times today as Utility Crews continue to replace the poles and repair fiber lines that were damaged during the storm.Tornado 5
Crews with Monett Public Works and Parks, along with Utility Arborists will be working for the next several days to clean-up several downed trees at South Park. A lower road in the park will remain closed until a beehive can be removed from a tree on the road so crews can begin clean-up there.
Parks and Utility crews have prioritized clean-up around the City Park Casino to accommodate scheduled events, including the Monett City Council meeting scheduled for tonight. From there, they will work their way through the park cleaning up downed and damaged trees.
While those efforts are taking place, the Public Works Department is continuing the City-Wide Cleanup, which should be completed on schedule tomorrow.Tornado 6
Once park clean-up is completed, Public Works Crews will immediately begin its brush pick-up schedule, beginning at the north end of town. While this brush pick-up will begin earlier than the June 1 scheduled clean-up, normal brush pick-up rules will apply. Residents should move their brush to the curb for pick-up.