Crew, residents prepping for another round of inclement weather

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — More than three days after storms impacted Centra Virginia, some residents in Richmond are still dealing with downed trees and uprooted sidewalks.

And with more storms on the way, many are wondering when the city will clean up the mess. But today, the city of Richmond tells 8News that while some neighborhoods are dealing with issues, the Department of Public Works is making progress with the cleanup.

More than 100 storm-related requests for cleanup have been issued, the department told 8News. As of Thursday, crews were halfway through those requests and continue to work well into the evening hours. 

There’s no specific timeline to get all trees and sidewalk issues resolved, however. 

With some downed trees large in size, the city says the trunks and branches must be chopped up — then taken away. 

That’s good news for neighbors, who are looking forward to this issue being resolved. 

“With the strong winds coming, I think its Friday night they’re expected to come, we are a little bit concerned about all these loose limbs,” said Caroline Hoover, who lives in the Museum District. “Kind’ve all the wind that could take it into the street, take it over further into our building (and) create more damage.”

On Kensington Avenue, where a large downed tree remains,  DPW says it will post “No Parking Signs” so that crews can get in and clear the tree by next week. 

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