CONTACT: Laura E. Mayes, 210-207-1337; 956-821-7925
SAN ANTONIO (June 6, 2019) — Tonight, the City of San Antonio’s Fire, Transportation & Capital Improvements (TCI) and Solid Waste Management (SWMD) departments are removing debris and clearing streets after severe storms hit around 5:00 p.m.
“Our team will be working through the night to deal with the aftermath of the storm,” said City Manager Erik Walsh. “Our first priority is to ensure that roads are passable, and we ask that residents be vigilant in reporting any issues to 311.”
Approximately 20 rapid response crews are working through the night to clear debris from major streets, front yards and driveways of residential properties and fix damage traffic lights. In the immediate aftermath of the storm, the focus is on clearing streets to provide safe access in the most affected areas and in low-water crossings.
Crews are currently stacking debris, to include downed trees and building material, as needed and will come back and remove trees and bulky material from front yards once major roadways are cleared. This activity includes City crews cutting trees to appropriate size for pick-up.
Residents can call 311 or use the 311 app to report non-emergency service requests. More than 100 calls for service were addressed in the first few hours.