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“Very Devastating” Wollaston Mayor reacts to storm destruction

The Mayor of Wollaston Township says work is well underway to repair damage from Saturday’s storm.

Mayor Lynn Kruger says the municipality and road staff has been very busy cleaning up the debris. While she is not sure of the exact number of people without power, she has called the damage “very devastating.”

However, she also says that residents have been good for the most part at following recommendations from the Township. They have seen many volunteer for cleanup duty both on personal property and on the roads. Kruger says it has been a very emotional time that has shown “the heart of the community”.

Despite this, Kruger adds that staff is getting tired. While the municipality’s fire department has been very diligent, many are getting exhausted and have been told to get rest. Luckily, she says people have been patient and understanding. She wanted to thank everyone from staff, public works, contractors, volunteers and councillors for helping out during the state of emergency.

Township staff remind residents that water is available at the Township works garage and brush and wood chips can be dropped off at their public works yard. They also urge residents to stay away from downed power lines.

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