Storm Clean-Up 2019
A severe winter storm affected Manitoba on Thanksgiving Weekend of 2019 (October 11-14th). The Town of Altona continues to clean up damage from this weather event. Many trees and hydro lines were damaged, due to the heavy, wet snow and high winds.
The Town of Altona Public Works team worked very hard throughout the storm to ensure that roads were cleared as efficiently as possible, safety hazards were addressed, and back-up power was available to our lift stations to keep the water flowing, even without power. Thank you to Manitoba Hydro, who worked tirelessly to restore power across the province, including in Altona. Thank you as well to the Altona and Rhineland Emergency Services team, who received and responded to many calls during the storm.
The storm may be over, but the work is far from done. Alongside their normal workload, the Town of Altona Public Works team is hard at work removing any hazards from publicly-owned trees, and cleaning up downed branches from those trees.
The Public Works team has also offered to assist residents that do not have any way of hauling branches to the landfill by hauling the branches that have fallen from privately-owned trees. They ask that these branches be neatly stacked on the boulevard, parallel to the curb as soon as possible. Branches should be parallel to the curb to allow them to be picked up by a front-end loader. They will not take branches that are on private property – branches must be brought to the boulevard. It will take quite some time to clean up branches across town, and your patience is appreciated.
If you have the capability to haul and dispose of branches yourself, please take branches to the landfill during regular hours, or to the compost site located at the landfill outside of regular hours. Please ensure that branches are properly secured in your truck or trailer.