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UDOT deploys resources to clean up Rose Park

Posted at 2:30 PM, Sep 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-10 16:30:51-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Transportation deployed some of its crews to the Rose Park neighborhood Thursday to help with the cleanup efforts after this week's heavy winds brought down countless trees.

UDOT project manager Robert Stewart told FOX 13 the storm cleanup project is a high priority for UDOT, and the organization is well-suited for the task.

"We've got a lot of equipment and we're large organization, and so we're doing whatever we can in order to help the cities and counties out," Stewart said. "Right now, we've just got 10-wheelers, loaders, we've got a chipper to try to break down some of the smaller stuff into really small stuff. But that's really what we're trying to do is haul off as much as we can from the residents."

UDOT officials expect the cleanup efforts to last through the weekend, and they're prepared to mobilize more crews to other neighborhoods where help is still needed.