Ongoing cleanup in south city following mid-week storm

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) - St. Louis residents are still picking up downed tree limbs from Wednesday’s storm. Skip Kincaid, the city’s Forestry Commissioner, estimates cleanup is 80 percent completed. He said nearly 500 trees will be lost from a storm he calls the worst since 2006.

“In terms of the potential damage, we faired pretty well,” Kincaid said.

Kincaid said cranes would be used Saturday morning to remove some of the trees that were too big for crews to safely remove this week. He said the first step was getting branches out of streets or clearing tree limbs that posed an immediate danger.

The city estimates 98 percent of all known blockages and immediate dangers were addressed by 11 p.m. the night of the storm.

St. Louis City residents can also set limbs out for the next bulk pick up date in their neighborhood. Branches must be bundled and no longer than six-feet long or two inches in diameter.

City residents can also take downed limbs to one of three locations. STL Composting at 560 Terminal Row will be open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Two other locations will be open during the same hours this Saturday and Monday through Friday. The locations are the North Transfer Station at 201 N. Humbolt and the South Transfer Station 4100 S. 1st street.