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Spring storm recovery tips in Southern Colorado

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Posted at 5:54 AM, May 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-23 17:47:25-04

COLORADO SPRINGS  — From power outages to fallen trees, this past weekend’s snowstorm made a big impact here in Colorado Springs. But what are you to do if you still have fallen trees in your yard?

COLORADO SPRINGS

Colorado Springs Utilities says it’s your responsibility to take care of fallen trees in your yard and that they'll only remove tree limbs on their lines.

  • For NON-emergency assistance with downed trees in Colorado Springs, residents can use the GoCOS! mobile app or call (719) 385-ROAD.
  • To report a downed street tree in the public right of way (blocking public traffic) in El Paso County, visit https://citizenconnect.elpasoco.com or call (719) 520-6460

They said they’ve spoken to customers where tree limbs were on telecommunications lines. If this happens, you need to contact your internet or phone provider and stay away.

Colorado Springs Utilities worked around the clock to restore power to over 124 customers overnight after the storm on Friday. If you still do not have power, call your utility company.

If the mast on your home is damaged from the spring storm, you must contact a contractor to fix it. For more information, visit here.

There’s a full list of storm recovery tips on the Colorado Springs Utilities webpage, right here.

From the City of Colorado Springs

PUEBLO

The City of Pueblo Parks and Recreation Department will provide a tree branch drop-off due to the recent snowstorm. City residents are offered a free drop-off location at Lake Minnequa Park starting Tuesday, May 24.

Residents can drop off tree branches at Lake Minnequa Park Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and then on Saturday the drop-off time is 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The storm debris drop-off site is located at the intersection of Palmer Ave. and Reno Ave., east of the Lake Minnequa basketball courts. Community members are encouraged to enter the site from Palmer Ave. and exit on Berkley Ave.

Only trees, shrubs, branches, limbs, and other green waste will be accepted. No other materials including lumber, building materials, household trash or other waste will be accepted.

For more information, contact the Pueblo Parks and Recreation Department at 719-553-2790.

PRIVATE TREE/DEBRIS REMOVAL

If you have debris on your property from the windstorm, here is a list of organizations where you can drop off debris or call to help you move debris off your property. Please note, the list below only includes some of the organizations that can assist you with debris removal, the county does not endorse any of the following companies or organizations.

  • Colorado Springs Landfill (Appliances)
    • 1010 Blaney Road, 80929
    • 719-683-2600
  • Monument Transfer Station
    • 856 Washington Street, 80132
    • 719-431-2340
  • Waste Connections Landfill, Fountain
    • 10000 Squirrel Creek Road, Fountain, 80817
    • 719-216-0964
  • Waste Management Landfill, Colorado Springs
    • 1010 Blaney Road, Colorado Springs, 80929
    • 800-963-4776
  • Waste Management Landfill, Midway
    • 8925 Rancho Colorado Blvd., Fountain, 80817
    • 800-963-4776

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