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Jonesboro, AR -- Melissa Simas reports

Status of Region 8 Storm Cleanup

July 9, 2004 -- Posted 5:30p.m. CDT

Jonesboro, AR -- Weekend storm that swept through Jonesboro on Sunday has still got city crews sweeping through neighborhoods.

Outside Liberty Bank in Jonesboro, things are shaping up, a far cry from the destruction it faced on Sunday, when unexpected straight line winds zipped through the area.

Some city streets are still piled high with debris, like one cul-de-sac off of Stadium Boulevard. Sanitation crews are only now getting to this neighborhood.

"We're doing the best we can," said Royce Leonard with the Jonesboro Sanitation Department.

The Sanitation Department has been taking it to the streets since Monday. On Sunday, the Street Department was pitching in, but on Friday their doors were locked as they typically have Friday off.

"If it were a major storm they would be working yes, but this small scale," said Leonard.

Just long will it take to get the rest of this debris cleaned up? The city says probably late July.

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