Long Hours, Hard Work to Keep Beatrice Operations Going During Storm

Long Hours, Hard Work to Keep Beatrice Operations Going During Storm
Downed trees stacked up, along north side of BSDC

BEATRICE – The Beatrice City Administrator is lauding the work of BPW and city personnel for keeping things as normal as possible, during and after the damaging storm system that struck the city, Friday night.

Tobias Tempelmeyer says staff worked several consecutive hours Friday night into the weekend, to address needs.

:23                  “pretty impressive”

Even with the storm, the city’s public properties department worked to keep a ball tournament on schedule.

:18                  “moving along”

Tempelmeyer says staff also put in extra time at the BPW service center, answering calls during the weekend.

:17                  “answering those”

An event that was also able to continue as scheduled, was a swap meet at Chautauqua Park.    City crews are continuing clean-up just ahead of the Homestead Days celebration, Thursday through Sunday.

A tree and branch drop-off site on 3rd Street between Ella and Grant will remain open through at least this weekend.  City officials will then decide whether to keep the site available.

As of early Monday afternoon, only about ten customers of Norris Public Power District were still without power, from Friday night’s damaging severe weather.  The district serves a total of 18,858 customers in six counties…..Gage, Lancaster, Saline, Jefferson, Thayer and Seward.

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