Rutland hopes to finish cleanup in next few days

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The city of Rutland hopes to finish cleaning up the mess caused by last week’s windstorm in the next few days.

About 1,100 tons of trees and brush have been hauled to a waste transfer station. About 700 tons of that debris has been ground into mulch.

The storm knocked down trees and power lines throughout the city. It took days to restore power to everyone.

Rutland has already spent 60,000 dollars on overtime pay for municipal employees working on the storm cleanup.

Mayor Chris Louras told the board of aldermen yesterday the city couldn’t afford to continue public cleanups indefinitely.

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