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Efforts of many made storm cleanup success

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Efforts of many made storm cleanup success

On July 1, Milton Township again suffered through a major microburst with winds around 117 miles per hour. The Milton Township Highway Department crews were dispatched immediately after the storm passed to clear township roads with heavy equipment so that emergency vehicles, etc. could have access to our residents.

The "after the storm" cleanup is complete almost four weeks later even with the help from neighboring township highway departments, cities, villages, CERT volunteers and DuPage County Sheriff's office SWAP.

Again, I'd like to thank the residents of Milton Township for their patience and cooperation in this extreme event. Also, a big thank you to all the cooperating friends who assisted us with the storm clean up: DuPage County Sheriff's office -- SWAP; Downers Grove Township Highway Department; Lisle Township Highway Department; Naperville Township Highway Department; Lemont Township Highway Department; the village of Hinsdale; and the many volunteers with the Milton Township CERT program and our own Milton Township Highway Department crew, along with other municipalities, townships and DuPage County Highway Department, for getting all roads open in such an extreme weather event.

The great spirit of cooperation and quick turn around after so much damage is a good indicator that Milton Township is a community that works. Thank you all.

Gary Muehlfelt

Highway Commissioner

Milton Township

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