GEORGETOWN (KXAN) — It’s almost two months since the 2023 ice storm hit central Texas.
Many residents of the area were stranded without electricity for several days as violent storms tore down tons of trees and power lines.
In Georgetown, cleanup activities are still taking place on a daily basis. City officials say they have collected nearly 120,000 cubic yards of wood debris.
Georgetown’s deputy public works director, Jack Daley, said the damage caused by the storm is far greater than what he witnessed in 2021.
“During the 2021 winter storm, we had 30,000 cubic yards of debris in that storm,” he said. “I think the debris from this storm is five to six times his.”
All the wood chips were placed in a large pile at the TDS Georgetown Transit Station.
The City of Georgetown hired a third-party contractor, Global Emergency Services, to Street collection of tree debris.
According to Daly, the citywide cleanup work is about 75 percent complete.
Workers are on site at the transfer station 24/7 to dispose of debris and chop into mulch.
The City of Georgetown plans to spread all mulch into undeveloped parks throughout the community.
Residents can also pick up their multis for free at the TDS Georgetown Transfer Station, located at 250 WL Walden Dr., Georgetown, TX 78626.
https://www.kxan.com/news/local/georgetown/georgetown-collects-over-120000-cubic-yards-of-tree-debris/ Texas City collects more than 120,000 cubic yards of tree debris from ice storms