Council quick to respond after wild night
By KUE DAVIS
COFFS Harbour City Council is offering help to Mullaway and Arrawarra householders to clear away the storm litter.
"A great many trees and large branches were blown down yesterday and council crews are out in force to clear roads and footpaths around the area," said Jason Gordon, Council's Director of City Services.
"Council and SES crews were able to open all roads around Mullaway that were blocked by trees and limbs within two hours late yesterday afternoon.
"Around 20 sewage pump stations were affected by the power outage caused by the storm. Council crews using emergency generators have ensured that pumping has not been compromised and no spills were recorded."
Householders in the affected areas are asked to put any storm-related debris on the nature strip beside the road, in line with street trees, by Monday morning.
Only storm-related debris that can be manhandled will be picked up.
Council's operational staff will be collecting tree branches and vegetation, while Coffs Coast Waste Services trucks will be collecting other storm-related debris from the kerbside.
Residents are asked to put the storm litter out by Monday morning, March 31, and crews will continue collecting the vegetation and debris throughout the week.
Anyone needing further information, should call Coffs Harbour City Council on 6648 4000 (vegetation); or Coffs Coast Waste Services on 1800 265 495 (other debris).