The City of McPherson would like to keep you apprised about safety measures and clean up expectations as a result of the high wind speed event that occurred yesterday during the evening of Thursday, June 27. City crews have been busy moving larger downed tree limbs from roadways in the City of McPherson. Street crews worked until darkness on Thursday to remove downed limbs off to the side of the road onto the right of way. City crews have resumed those efforts today and continue to move debris from the streets as it is safe to do so.
Adjacent homeowners will be responsible for removal of these limbs as they have during storms in the past. Though the BPU has restored most of the main circuits in town, there are still service connections and street light circuits that are downed
of which BPU is working diligently to repair. BPU has indicated that the focus will be on repairing downed services (individual connections) first, and will then focus on street light circuits after. BPU has indicated that there may be some non-functioning street lights throughout the weekend, but that that the BPU would work diligently to get those up at the earliest possible convenience.
At this point the City of McPherson will not be performing curbside pickup of limbs. The City encourages citizens to either utilize the services of licensed tree trimmers or exercise caution and proper safety measures if you are performing your own tree work or assisting neighbors in need.
The MASWU has released information on extended hours for tree debris drop off for the upcoming days. Information on extended hours is on their website at http://maswu.org/ .
Citizens are encouraged to avoid contact or proximity with downed power lines or with trees that are in direct contact with downed power lines.
Please call the McPherson BPU to report downed power lines. They can be reached during the day at (620) 245-2515 and after hours at (620) 245-2554.
For more information or questions contact City Administrator Nick Gregory at (620 245-2535 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.