(Cushing) — Time is running out for Cushing residents on the city sponsored ice storm debris cleanup. Cushing City Manager Andy Katz says that the contractor performing the work will be around for about another week, which is longer than originally planned. Katz says that SRS will is not moving as fast as anticipated, in part because they are working cleanup projects in other communities.

Katz tells KUSH News that has worked to the advantage of Cushing residents struggling to deal with the massive cleanup of downed tree limbs. Instead of making one pass over an eight day period as originally planned, SRS is making three passes. But the third and final pass will take place next week. Katz says residents should not delay in getting storm debris brought curbside for removal. Katz says the contractor is not required to remain for an unreasonable period just to pick up widely scattered piles of debris, and he urged residents to take advantage of the opportunity to get the debris hauled off by getting tree limbs and branches to the curb.