Saturday morning the line-up of vehicles waiting to deliver branches extended all the way to East Park and Smith Road. (Photo provided by Mike RidgeBear)
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The aftermath of the first heavy and wet snowstorm of the fall season is far from over. Electric service was returned over the weekend to most areas but the downed trees and tree limbs are still being collected.
Saturday saw a huge line-up of pickups, pickups with trailers and trucks loaded to the brim with tree limbs and branches and tree trunks, trimmed into four foot lengths streaming into the city’s Yard Waste Recycling Facility next to the bale station at the end of East Park. In fact, the line-up extended for over a half-mile of vehicles, all laden with broken limbs and branches.
On Sunday, the parade continued and the huge pile of branches continued to grow at such a pace that two city loaders were both busy stacking and compacting the growing mountain of branches. And the surface hasn’t been scratched yet. Still, three days after the damaging storm, nearly every street shows signs of the damage with tree limbs that haven’t been collected yet. Additionally, the city’s parks and the city’s school yards are still littered with downed limbs. The mountain of limbs that grew over the weekend at the recycling facility will continue to grow this week.
Photos by Ernie Over. Click to enlarge.