Cedar Rapids crews hauling tons of debris, fixing derecho-damaged signs


CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa- The City of Cedar Rapids is offering some update to residents impacted by the derecho. Those still without power are reminded there is a cooling station at the US Cellular Center, which is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. There is a no-charge cell-phone charging station, and free WiFi access.

City crews have hauled away 12,306 truckloads of debris, or 27,400 tons which will be mulched. A map of the progress can be found on the city's website, cedar-rapids.org. Debris is to be picked up on curbs, not alleys.

Crews are also continuing to repair damage to street signs, caused by the extreme winds. The City says most of the stop lights have now been energized.

A full list of resources, City updates, informational flyers, and other information can be found on the City’s website:www.cedar-rapids.org.

(Photo from City of Cedar Rapids)