The City of Peoria Department of Public Works crews are making progress with the debris cleanup from the heavy rains, high winds, and strong thunderstorms that traveled across much of the City over the past two nights.
Crews have worked throughout the early morning hours and continue to work to clear two dozen fallen trees and numerous tree limbs that blocked streets and sidewalks. Many trees and limbs that fell took out both power and cable lines.
Residents are reminded that storm debris should be bundled with a nonmetallic cord, be no more than five feet long or over 50 pounds, and set out on their normal GFL collection day.
Public Works has also addressed flooded intersections and streets due to debris blocking storm sewer inlets. In a few isolated areas, streets have also been cleared of materials from erosion.
Due to the severity of the thunderstorms, several traffic signals at various intersections throughout the City are on all-flash or are completely out. Crews have been working diligently to restore the traffic signals back to full operations.
Debris cleanup and traffic signal restoration is expected to continue over the next few days. For more information, contact Public Works at 309-494-8800.