UPDATE: Storm fells trees, power lines in Burnsville
An estimated 75 trees were downed in Burnsville during violent storms early Tuesday that heavily affected the Twin Cities’ eastern and southern suburbs.
Crews continued to clear some streets late Tuesday morning, while Xcel Energy repaired downed power lines, the city announced.
As of 11 a.m. power was still out at the city’s water treatment plant, which was operating on its emergency generator.
The power outage has not affected water quality or delivery, and the city will work with neighboring Lakeville and Savage to meet demands in the event of peak water usage prior to power being restored, the city said on its website.
As it has for past storms, the city will provide a site for disposal of homeowners’ tree debris. Residents may drop off storm debris at the city compost site, located directly behind Dodge of Burnsville on Pleasant Avenue.
Residents should not put debris in plastic bags for disposal at the compost site. If tree debris has been placed in plastic bags for hauling purposes, residents are asked to open bags and empty them at the compost site. The plastic bags can then be reused or disposed of properly. Hours of operation for the compost site will be 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week through July 1.
Private contractors are also available for tree removal and disposal. A list of tree contractors licensed in the city is at www.burnsville.org/forestry.
For more information on tree disposal, call the Burnsville Maintenance Facility at (952) 895-4550.
UPDATE: The city reported Tuesday afternoon that power is back up at the water treatment plant, but Xcel has advised the city that power may not be restored to all of Burnsville before the end of Wednesday. Officials don’t have a firm estimate of the number of homes still without power.