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Storm Cleanup In Pulaski County

Days of wind and rain cause trees to tumble down around Pulaski County.
JACKSONVILLE, AR -- State crews keeping busy with clean-up efforts after storms left behind damage in Pulaski County.

A group -- with the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department -- jumped from location to location Monday.

They're clearing roads to make sure drivers are safe.

When trees fall down in the right-of-ways or block traffic, the state takes care of the clean up process.

But, if that's not the case, the responsibility typically falls on the home or land owner.

Lawrence Hobbs, with Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, said, "We do pretty good with just helping the homeowners out as well. So we'll all just pitch in and mainly get the job done and make sure that the road is open to traffic."

The Department also uses telephone poles to determine the responsibility for storm cleanup.

If the debris or tree is in front of the pole, it's typically going to be the state's responsibility for removing it.

Behind the pole, the home or land owner will be required to clean up the mess.

If you see trees or limbs blocking traffic, call the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department or your local county or city offices.

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