High winds and heavy rain overnight caused extensive damage to trees, power lines, and personal property. The City realizes there is extensive damage to both public and private property. The City’s number one priority is to clear the streets for traffic flow. City departments have been working together to begin the process of picking up debris in the streets and right-of-ways.
At this time, the City is encouraging citizens as they work to clean up their property to take their debris to the City’s compost facility. The Public Works department has announced that the compost facility located on North Main, Cedar Falls will be open daily, including weekends, from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm until further notice. In addition, the City will be waiving the fee for the yard waste collection pickup on Monday, July 13th. To locate the compost facility, go north over the Main Street Bridge, once across the bridge take an immediate left. Follow North Main for 1 ½ blocks and the facility is located on the left hand side.
Due to the amount of debris in the streets and the fact that there are still traffic signals that are not functioning, the City wants to remind motorists to use extreme caution. A reminder that a non-working traffic signal should be treated as a 4-way stop intersection.
The City of Cedar Falls and Cedar Falls Utilities also wants to remind citizens to use good safety precautions, including being careful around downed power lines.
Cedar Falls Utilities reports that their crews will be working into the evening and into tomorrow to restore power. If you have a power outage and have not reported it, please call the emergency outage phone number at 268-6999.