By: Sharon Aron Baron
Hurricane Irma veered to the west sparing residents of major catastrophic damage, but after two days of pounding winds, they’re ready for their lives to get back to normal.
At this time, many residents in Coral Springs are still without power. Vice Mayor Dan Daley said that he has been in contact with FPL and they are working around the clock to get everything back up and running.
“Keep in mind they have 3.3 million customers without power and the number increases as the storm continues north of us.”
According to the city, the roads and public-right-of-ways are being cleared and services from City Hall and The Walk will resume on Wednesday at 8 am. Broward County Public Schools will be closed on both Tuesday and Wednesday and will remain closed until further notice.
The water is safe to drink and there are no boil water alerts in the city. Waste Pro will begin solid waste trash collection service on Tuesday, making every attempt to complete those routes. Incomplete routes will be finished the next day. Bulk or recycling will not be picked up until further notice. No construction debris will be picked up at this time. The Waste Transfer Station will be open this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
Any vegetation should be placed at the curb for pickup. The city asks that you do not bag any vegetation. Also, do not mix vegetation with any other trash or block any sidewalks, mailboxes, fire hydrants, or trash bins. For the remainder of this week, crews will be clearing roadways. Please be aware that the city will only do vegetation removal in private communities with FEMA approval.
If traffic signal lights are not operating, treat the intersection as a four-way stop. Please keep in mind that flashing red means stop, while flashing yellow means proceed with caution.
At this time, the curfew still stands at 8 p.m. through 6 a.m.
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Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs, Parkland and the rest of South Florida.