Tree debris litters West Linn parks, streets and sidewalks after historic storm

PMG PHOTO: HOLLY BARTHOLOMEW - Crews work to remove a downed tree infront of Bolton Primary. The snow and ice may be mostly gone, but they've left behind a mess of downed trees and power lines.

The city of West Linn advised Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 17, that the storm caused "unprecedented damage" throughout the city. Tree limbs are expected to continue falling over the next couple of days, the city stated.

"City staff are working as quickly and safely as possible to clean debris and fallen trees from public right of ways," the city noted in an email to residents. "Due to the widespread impact of damage, we ask for your patience as it will likely take staff an extensive amount of time to clean up and repair damages."PMG PHOTO: HOLLY BARTHOLOMEW - Limbs fell over the playground and baseball field at Willamette Park.

All city parks are closed until staff can trim remaining limbs and clear debris.

The city asked residents to place debris from their yards on the curb. Crews will make their way through town to pick up debris piled by citizens, according to the email.

PMG PHOTO: HOLLY BARTHOLOMEW - The weekend's storm knocked down countless trees in West Linn, including this one on West A Street.PMG PHOTO: HOLLY BARTHOLOMEW - An uprooted tree lies in Sunset Park. PMG PHOTO: HOLLY BARTHOLOMEW - Tree debris litters Hammerle Park. PMG PHOTO: HOLLY BARTHOLOMEW - The weekend's storm uprooted multiple trees in Hammerle Park. PMG PHOTO: HOLLY BARTHOLOMEW - Debris was cleared off Parker Road onto the sidewalks. PMG PHOTO: HOLLY BARTHOLOMEW - Bernie Kuther clears away debris infront of his home on Valley View Drive.PMG PHOTO: HOLLY BARTHOLOMEW - Snow and ice damaged trees at Marylhurst Heights Park.PMG PHOTO: HOLLY BARTHOLOMEW - Limbs hang off a powerline on 12th Street.

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