Tree Cleanup Underway

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ALBERT LEA, MN — The effects of the snow storm at the beginning of the month are still being felt weeks later.

Crews are removing branches and fallen trees at Bancroft Park in Albert Lea.

They broke under the weight of the heavy snow.

St. Croix Tree Service will spend this week and next working at the park.

City leaders say it needs to be done now, so everyone can use the park and be safe this summer.

“It’s just broken branches and some of those branches are still hanging up in there,” Albert Lea Parks and Recreation Director Jay Hutchison said. “Especially over our trails and over the disc golf course fairway. So, we just had to close the park to protect the public.”

No pedestrian traffic is allowed through the park either, during this time.

He says they are hopeful it will re-open sometime next week.

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