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Residential storm debris pickup in four designated areas through central Oklahoma City to begin Thursday

The city of Oklahoma City will begin picking up storm debris on Thursday from parts of town affected by last weekend's weather.

Two sweeps are planned between Thursday and June 17.

Residents of the "officially designated damage area" who stack storm debris at the curb will not incur extra charges for pickup.

The damage assessment was completed Tuesday. Cleanup generally will proceed west to east.

Here are the four zones set for cleanup sweeps:

  • MacArthur Boulevard to May Avenue between NW 10 and NW 23.
  • May to Santa Fe Avenue between NW/NE 10 and NW/NE 36.
  • Santa Fe to Martin Luther King Avenue between NE 23 to NE 50.
  • Kelley Avenue to Martin Luther King between NE 23 to NE 63.

Storm debris will only be picked up if it is stacked separately from bulky waste such as appliances or furniture. Cut limbs to 10 feet or less.

Jennifer McClintock, Utilities Department spokeswoman, said the initial assessment indicated about 1,900 cubic yards of debris will need to be picked up in the targeted neighborhoods but "this is only the debris we could see from the street."

William Crum

OU and Norman High School graduate, formerly worked as a reporter and editor for the Associated Press, the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, and the Norman Transcript. Married, two children, lives in Norman. Read more ›