NEWTON, Kansas – City crews have been kept busy throughout Newton.
Street crews were out until 10:30 p.m. Thursday night setting barricades, moving debris and setting temporary traffic control after street signal outages at First and Meridian and at Kansas and Medical Center Drive.
City public works crews to set up a detour for U.S. Highway 50 because of downed power lines. Traffic was diverted to Meridian and then to First Street.
Today, public works staff will focus on removal of debris in the main thoroughfares.
Beginning early Monday, street crews will do a citywide limb pickup. Residents will need to place their limbs in one pile at the curb for efficient collection.
Crews will go through the entire city, but only plan to pass by each residence once for pickup.
Collection will begin in the northeast part of the city and work toward the southwest.
If residents would like to get rid of their storm debris quicker, they are encouraged to obtain their free landfill coupon from the Utility Billing Office. The coupon will allow them to take one free load to the Harvey County Transfer Station on Southwest 24th Street.