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Elkhart, Goshen and Elkhart County crews working to clear storm damage

Crews across the county have been out since early Tuesday morning, July 1, removing downed trees, branches and other brush damaged by last night’s storm. Find out how you can contact them about damage you’ve seen here.

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 2:49 p.m.

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.

WHO TO CALL

To report downed trees and related storm damage in the City of Elkhart, contact the buildings and grounds maintenance department at 970-0542.

To report similar damage in Goshen, contact the street department at 534-9711.

Report damage in the county to the Elkhart County Highway Department at 533-0538.

Downed or damaged power lines should be reported to utility companies.

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.

In Goshen, 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. 




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