Rain Not Stopping Dallas City Workers From Clearing Tornado Debris

Rain Not Stopping Dallas City Workers From Clearing Tornado Debris

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BUT THEN THE SUNSHINE WILL RETURN. I’LL TELL YOU HOW LONG THAT WARM AIR STICKS AROUND COMING UP. DALLAS CITY CREWS SAY THE RAIN WE’VE HAD IN THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS HAS NOT STOPPED THEIR WORK TO CLEAN UP STORM DEBRIS. JACK JOINS US AT THE NORMALLY BUSY PRESTON AND ROYAL INTERSECTION. Reporter: KEN, YOU CAN SEE THERE IS STILL SOME DEBRIS HERE, BUT CREWS HAVE MADE A LOT OF PROGRESS, BUT IT WILL STILL TAKE A WHILE FOR TRAFFIC TO RETURN TO NORMAL AT THIS INTERSECTION THAT HAS MANY SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS. BUT OTHER MAJOR STREETS ARE OPEN IN THE HARD HIT AREA, INCLUDING HILLCREST AND MIDWAY. STRIKE FORCE TEAMS ARE REMOVING DEBRIS ON SMALLER NEIGHBORHOOD STREETS FROM SATURDAY’S EF3 TORNADO. THEY HAVE CLEARED ALL OF THE MAJOR NORTH-SOUTH ROADS, ALLOWING THE CITY TO REOPEN MOST OF THEM. THAT’S WELCOME NEWS TO JUAN RAMOS WHOSE FAMILY OWNED HAIR SALON REOPEN ED TODAY FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE TWISTER HIT. HE IS GLAD MOST OF MARCH LANE AND WALNUT HILL LANE ARE REOPENED, BECAUSE CUSTOMERS HAVE A WAY TO GET HERE NOW. THEY CAN GET HERE SAFELY. WE’RE GLAD THAT THE FIRST RESPONDERS HAVE TAKEN CARE OF EVERYTHING, YOU KNOW, THE PEOPLE CLEANING AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD. Reporter: THE CITY OF DALLAS HAS 7 STRIKE TEAMS, EVEN WITH AS MANY AS 70 PEOPLE AND 40 TRUCKS. OUR MAIN GOAL HERE IS TO TREE TO GET US BACK, WORKING BACK TO SCHOOL, BACK TO OUR LIVE, WHICH IS SO, SO IMPORTANT FOR US, AND THAT’S WHY WE HAVE SO MANY MEN AND WOMEN OUT HERE WORKING TIRELESSLY. WHILE CREWS HAVE REPAIRED UP IN RUSS TRAFFIC SIGNALS, DOZENS STILL REMAIN OUT, BUT THE CITY HAS ESTABLISHED FOUR-WAY STOPS SUCH AS THIS ONE AT HILL CREST AND ROYAL. RESIDENTS SAY THEY’RE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THE BEST WAY TO GET AROUND THE SMALLER STREETS. I’VE PRETTY MUCH DONE THAT BY TALKING TO FRIENDS THAT LIVE IN NO OTHER PARTS OF THE CITY, OR GETTING OUT TODAY, WALKING AROUND, ASSESSING DAMAGE, TRYING TO DETERMINE THE BEST ROUTES THAT I CAN TAKE. Reporter: AND WHILE IF THE PRESTON AND ROYAL INTERSECTION IS NOT OPEN, PARTS OF PRESTON ROAD AND ROYAL LANE ARE, AND ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER SAID THEY HOPE TO OPEN ALL OF WALNUT HILL LANE BETWEEN 35-E AND CENTRAL EXPRESS PRESSWAY, AND CLEAR DEBRIS FROM THE SIDE

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