- Associated Press - Friday, March 28, 2014

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - City crews in Lansing on Monday plan to collect branches and tree trunks felled by a pre-Christmas ice storm.

The Lansing State Journal reports (http://on.lsj.com/1dTpeF7 ) the curbside collection effort was delayed because much of the debris was buried beneath snow and ice.

Residents are asked to place branches and tree limbs, as well as Christmas trees, at curbside to make the process go more smoothly. Limbs should be cut to four-foot lengths or shorter, if possible, and placed with the larger ends toward the street.

Residents also are being asked to move parked vehicles from the street while cleanup crews are in their neighborhoods.

The ice storm knocked out service to about 660,000 electricity customers statewide. The Lansing area was among those hit hard by the storm.

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Online:

http://www.lansingmi.gov/debris

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Information from: Lansing State Journal, http://www.lansingstatejournal.com