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Linn County Reminders on Storm Damage Clean-up

Clean-up efforts continue in Linn County following Monday’s storm.

The Linn County Secondary Road Department crews continue to clean county roads of storm debris. The County says about forty miles of secondary roads were blocked with downed trees, utility lines and signs. Barricades have been placed on some roads to keep the public safe – the County asks that drivers do NOT drive around barricades and use extra caution because missing or damaged signs are still creating hazards on Linn County roads. Linn County road closures are posted at https://www.iceasb.org/roads/county/linn/51702. Please be aware that road status can change at any time and will be updated as soon as possible.

For any rural residents with tree debris, you can get rid of your debris at either Solid Waste Agency location north of Marion or in Cedar Rapids. Yard waste is accepted for $24 per ton with a $5 minimum. Retain all your receipts in case you can submit them for reimbursement through insurance or a disaster relief program.

And the Linn County Board of Supervisors has deferred burn permit requirements in unincorporated Linn County through September 30th. This allows the open burning of storm-related landscape waste, including trees and tree trimmings in unincorporated Linn County outside the city limits of Cedar Rapids, Marion and Hiawatha during daylight hours. Demolition waste from damaged structures must be separated from the landscape waste and sent to an approved landfill to be properly disposed. Anyone inside the Cedar Rapids, Marion and Hiawatha city limits should contact their city hall for information on burning and tree debris disposal.

You can find more Linn County storm-related information at linncounty.org.


photo courtesy of Pete Ries

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