The Grand Junction area did not receive as much snow as many parts of the state in the recent storm, but the damage has been significant.

As of Thursday, the city of Grand Junction had received 250 work order requests for tree issues resulting from the winter storm. Some of the work orders are for trees at specific residences while others cover entire city blocks. City crews have been at work throughout the week to take care of the issues and have made great progress, but there is still work to be done.

You can see from the map, there is a lot of gray - an indication of how much work city crews have done this week. City officials are monitoring the work progress and at the same time are identifying new trees that are in need of care and attention.

Most of the clean-up in the downtown core has been completed and crews have moved to other areas.

Unfortunately, there were residents who were without electricity from Sunday afternoon until Tuesday morning. I'm sure those who lost power wish it could have been restored much sooner than it was, but I'm confident crews with the city and with Xcel were working as quickly and efficiently as possible. Anyone with questions or concerns about the city of Grand Junction's response to the storm is encouraged to visit the city website for daily updates.

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