Street department cleans up Youngstown road littered with storm damage

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WKBN reported on the issue Friday, as those living in the area were upset that the mess hadn’t been cleared

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Youngstown Street Department is cleaning up a road after storms knocked down trees and power wires a week ago.

Kensington Avenue, between Tod Avenue and Saranac, on Youngstown’s north side was closed off after a large tree fell during a powerful storm.

WKBN reported on the issue Friday, as those living in the area were upset that the mess hadn’t been cleared. 

A representative from the street department said they could not go out and clean up the tree until the live wires were first removed. He said it is dangerous for his men to get close to those wires while they’re down. 

The wires have since been removed and new poles have been put up, allowing the street department to remove the debris. 

They should be done cleaning, and the road was supposed to reopen by 5 p.m. Saturday.

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