MOUNT VERNON — The city Street Department has been busy this week, having to clean up storm debris and repairing damage caused by two trucks, as well as routine operations.
Superintendent Tom Hinkle said limbs came down Wednesday evening on West Chestnut, East Vine and Oak streets as well as and Madison Avenue. Traffic was blocked on Vine until the limb could be cleared away.
A truck northbound on Main Street, and turning right onto Chestnut, Tuesday tore out the pedestrian lights, which were fixed Wednesday. Also Tuesday, an oversize load hit and damaged the traffic light at Mechanic and West High streets.
Flower baskets were hung downtown this week and pothole patching continued on the west side, starting in the area west of Sandusky Street and moving closer to High Street by the end of the week.
No street sweeping will take place this week while an antifreeze leak is repaired in the sweeper and crews instead catch up on mowing.
Crews also painted stop lines and crosswalks at North Main Street at Pleasant Street, and painted arrows in the eastbound turn lane on Coshocton Avenue at Kroger.