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Massive clean-up underway after unprecedented snow event
An estimated 30,000 City trees have been damaged
October 17, 2019
While the unprecedented fall snowstorm has passed, the city-wide clean-up will the ongoing for the foreseeable future.
“We estimated around 30,000 City-owned trees were impacted by the recent snowstorm,” said Martha Barwinsky, City Forester. “While all areas of Winnipeg were impacted, core areas and mature neighbourhoods were more heavily affected.”
The clean-up has been prioritized based on life safety hazards with City crews and contractors doing the work. As of Thursday morning, 311 fielded over 4,301 reports related to trees since the storm began.