It’s all hands on deck for street, highway and forestry crews across Elkhart County after storms ripped through the area Monday night, June 30.
Workers in Elkhart, Goshen and the county have been out since early Tuesday morning, July 1, clearing storm damage and are expected to continue working into Wednesday.
In Elkhart, forestry crews have been working since 2 a.m. Tuesday, according to Beth Taylor, office manager for the
buildings and grounds division.
“We’ve got all of our equipment out, as well as all of our resources from other divisions just to clear storm damage today,” Taylor said Tuesday morning.
The top priority is taking care of trees blocking roads, she said.
street department crews have been clearing storm damage since about 2 a.m. Tuesday, according to Monica Ridenour, administrative assistant.
The west and north sides of town are reportedly the hardest hit, Ridenour said.
An office worker for the
Elkhart County Highway Department said county crews were all out clearing storm damage Tuesday morning.
Elkhart County Commissioner Mike Yoder posted on his Facebook page Tuesday morning saying county highway crews had been out clearing trees from roads since 1 a.m.
The Elkhart Truth will updated this story as more information becomes available.