Modesto crews add to street mess

7:41 PM, Nov 29, 2012   |    comments
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MODESTO, CA - It seemed an odd time to be doing serious pruning of trees in Modesto with heavy rainfall arriving that will push street debris into the drain system.

The supervisor of the tree trimming crews said there was no other choice.

"With the city of Modesto, we prune all year round: there's too many trees.  Whether in heat, cold, ice or rain, it's all the time," said Ken Medrano.

He also promised, even as the piles of tree branches and leaves continued to grow, his folks would have it cleaned up Friday morning at the latest.

"The first front didn't do anything.  The big one is this weekend.  We're geared up for it," said Medrano.

By Tim Daly,


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