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Hometown Cleanup

After the recent ice storm, about 1.75 million cubic yards of debris is left in Springfield. The Office of Emergency Management is hosting Hometown Cleanup to start clearing it all away. KSMU's Emily Nash reports.

After the recent ice storm, the debris in Greene County needs to be cleaned up.

Anyone who can cut, carry, and stack storm debris is invited to Hometown Cleanup this weekend.

Jenny Fillmer Edwards is the Public Information Officer for Greene County

Starting at 8am Saturday and Sunday, volunteers from the community are invited to meet at the West Commons Building at Ozark Technical College to help clean up fallen trees and debris around Springfield and Greene County.

Edwards says volunteers will be put to work cleaning up, but should bring their own yard tools.

Individuals who want to volunteer can arrive Saturday or Sunday from 8am-3pm at OTC.

Large groups need to pre-register by calling 1-888-377-2100.

According to the Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management over 500 debris clean-up requests have been made.

Volunteers need to provide work clothes, yard tools, transportation to work sights, a sack lunch, and plenty of water.

Edwards says the amount of work that needs to be done around Springfield can seem overwhelming.

The Office of Emergency Management reminds the community to stack all tree limbs and debris in appropriate places.

Keep all sidewalks and roadways clear, and do not block any fire hydrants.

For debris clean-up requests or more information about Hometown Cleanup, call the Office of Emergency Management at 869-6040.