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Minuteman Bikeway reopens in Arlington after storm damage

Posted by Brock Parker  July 20, 2012 05:00 PM

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The Minuteman Bikeway has been reopened throughout Arlington after crews have removed trees and debris from the path today following Wednesday’s storm.

Clean up efforts have concluded for the day, but will resume Saturday to address tree damage in several recreation areas, according to a notice issued by the town Friday afternoon.

Town workers and the state Department of Conservation and Recreation cleared off the bike path, but several Arlington parks remain closed, including the North Union baseball and softball fields, the Scannell baseball field, the fenced dog park at Thorndike Field, the Crosby soccer field area and the Gibbs School elementary school playground.

The parks have been closed because of damage caused by a micro burst of winds 70 to 80 miles per hour that caused heavy damage in East Arlington Wednesday evening.

Starting next week, Public Works Department will begin systematically collecting downed town trees and branches along roadways. Public
Works is asking residents, if they are able, to stack town tree branches
along the sidewalk in a way that allows access to sidewalks and roadways.
The town expects debris collection will continue for the next couple of weeks.

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