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City Begins Digging Out, School, Trash Pickup on for Tomorrow

Cranston was spared the worst, but there's plenty of cleaning up to do.

Hurricane Sandy came, went, and left behind lots of leaves, downed trees, power outages and overall, a big mess.

But the city was spared the worst, especially compared to the severe beating the south coast underwent yesterday and into last night.

City officials said trash pickup will resume tomorrow on a delayed schedule. If your trash was to be picked up on Monday, it will be picked up tomorrow. Tuesday's pickup will also be picked up on Wednesday, but there may be some delays so there's a chance you'll get it removed on Thursday.

Wednesday customers should put their trash out on Thursday, Thursday for Friday and Friday customers should expect trash pickup on Saturday.

The no recycling, no pickup rule will be waived this week.

Yard waste pickup is being delayed until next week.

Starting tomorrow, sandbags can be returned to the Cranston Veteran's Memorial Ice Rink at 900 Phenix Avenue. An unmanned trailer in the northwest corner of the parking lot will be the place to put them.

City officials said large limbs and trees that fell during the storm can be put on the curb for city workers to remove them. Call the Highway Department at 942-9200 for pickup.

The pickup is for "green" storm related debris only and your regular yard waste should not be put out. It won't be picked up.

There was no damage at any of the city's schools and classes will resume on Wednesday.

“I am thankful that Cranston was spared the worst of Hurricane Sandy but there are still areas in the city that are without power.  I encourage all residents to remain vigilant and use caution as we return to our normal daily activities," said Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung.

How did you make out in the storm? Let us know in the comments!

nicole fine October 30, 2012 at 05:34 PM
Dear Patch, Could you find out from the Mayor what areas of the City are without power, so citizens know to stay away from there and let the repair crews do their jobs?
Jane smith October 30, 2012 at 11:29 PM
We still don't have power!

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