New England News
6:47 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Tornado Debris To Be Removed From Waterway

Officials in Springfield Massachusetts have announced plans to remove tornado debris from a waterway to enhance a recreational area. 

Watershops Pond after the June 1,2011 tornado
Watershops Pond after the June 1,2011 tornado
Credit Preservation Massachusetts Inc

City workers will use police and fire department boats on Saturday to go out on Watershops Pond and snag the pieces of  wood,vinyl siding, roofing shingles, and chunks of  insulation that were ripped from houses and deposited in the pond by the  June 1st 2011 tornado. The area around the pond has been transformed into greenspace with a walking path and new footbridge. Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno said the city is still pursuing federal funds for tornado clean up needs

The pond clean up coincides with an annual community event tied to the national Keep America Beautiful organization.