Calgary, AB,
19
September
2014
|
23:11
America/Denver

The City of Calgary warns citizens to avoid areas with mature trees

Due to Environment Canada forecasting wind gusts up to 50 km/h today and possibly throughout the weekend, The City is reminding Calgarians to be cautious around storm-damaged trees.                                                                                                         

“In the interest of public safety, Calgarians are reminded to take extra precaution in areas with trees – particularly mature trees,” says Nico Bernard, Parks Manager. “Hazards continue to exist and may be exacerbated with strong winds. We ask that people avoid using parks and pathways with trees if you can. Be aware of your surroundings – particularly from above.”

The City continues to clean up tree debris from last week’s storm. While significant progress has been made, not all parks and pathway sections have been fully assessed. Potential hazards include hanging or cracked branches.

If a tree has fallen and poses a life threatening emergency, or if a power line is sparking or on the ground, please stay away and contact 911.

For all other reports of a fallen tree please contact 311. Citizens are recommended to use an online solution if possible to avoid long wait times. Fill out the online form for fallen trees or download The City’s 311 mobile app for iPhone or Android to report a concern.

For more information on tree debris clean up after the recent snow, please visit calgary.ca