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Posted on: 5 March, 2018

Council crews rush to support the community following storm event

Singleton Council staff were called in to respond to the storm that hit parts of the Singleton local government area yesterday afternoon, with seven crew members working into the night to clear roads.


Council received a call from the State Emergency Service about 4 p.m. with a request for assistance after the storm wreaked havoc in parts of Sedgefield, Mitchells Flat, Glendonbrook and Gresford Road.


Council’s parks and roads crews have today continued the clean-up in the aftermath of the event.


General Manager Jason Linnane said the bulk of the work was clearing fallen tree branches and tree trimming.


“It’s just another example of how Council crews are always on hand to lend a hand to people in our community, and a testament to the commitment of our staff,” he said.


“They did not think twice to drop what they were doing and leave their own families on a Sunday afternoon to get stuck into what needed to be done to support others.


“Our thoughts are with those families who were impacted by the storm yesterday.


“We know people in our community endured significant trauma when the storm came through. There will be long-lasting impacts on the families involved and Council sincerely hopes for a quick and easy repair and recovery process.”

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