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Beaverton officials say they received about 30 calls of downed trees or branches across sidewalks and roads.

COURTESY PHOTO: CITY OF BEAVERTON - A Beaverton maintenance employee stands next to a downed tree. City officials say they received about 30 calls regarding damaged trees in the area.

The snow may have melted, but crews are still dealing with the aftermath of the recent snowstorm.

Beaverton city officials say they had about 30 calls for tree service ranging from downed trees to branches across sidewalks and roads. Dianna Ballash, a spokesperson for the city, said crews were busy as calls from the community came in.

"Major roads were kept clear, streets sanded and plowed (and) parking lots cleared," she said.

Crews also responded to flooding, de-iced sidewalks and public property and removed any trees and branches.

Ballash says the city began preparations for the snowstorm on Feb. 9. This included servicing snow equipment and gearing up with chains as the week went on. COURTESY PHOTO: CITY OF BEAVERTON - An employee with the city of Beaverton working in snowy conditions. According to city officials, crews worked around the clock in 12-hour shifts to clean up damaged and downed trees.

Once the snowstorm started, crews began working around the clock in 12-hour shifts until the evening of Jan. 22, added Ballash.

"This included street crews, as well as storm and sewer crews for a variety of safety and maintenance, including plowing, sanding, landscape and tree response," she said. "We then increased tree crews and added clearing of storm grates to prepare for the thawing and mitigate potential flooding."

Beaverton city officials say that most of the issues have been resolved, but crews will continue to proactively review areas to ensure safe conditions as the days go on.


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