District 1 ice storm debris clean up temporarily shut down due to COVID-19

Elisabeth Slay
The Shawnee News-Star

Pottawatomie County Commissioners are close to cleaning the final debris from October's historic ice storm but District 1's efforts are temporarily shut down due to a positive COVID-19 case among cleanup crew workers.  

According to District 2 Commissioner Randy Thomas, a crew worker tested positive for COVID-19 which has halted debris pick up for the next seven to 10 days as the worker quarantines.  

However, Thomas said District 2 completed its cleanup process on Monday, Dec. 7.  

Thomas said in a span of four to six weeks cleanup crews picked up debris that spread about 64 miles across the northwest section of District 2.  

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