San Diego shifts focus of cleanup ahead of next storm

SAN DIEGO — There is a sense of urgency for residents and crews with the City of San Diego to clean up as much as possible before another band of rain hits later this week.

On Monday, huge dumpsters were brought in and dropped off in neighborhoods most impacted by last week’s flash flooding.

At a pre-school off 43rd Street in San Diego’s Mountain View neighborhood, Waste Management crews have been working around the clock to try to clear up as much waste as possible before another winter storm hits the region on Thursday.

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Dump trucks and loaders will continue to drive through streets, which are currently closed to regular traffic, as long as possible to pick up trash and other waste as people continue to clear out their now gutted homes.

So far, city officials say over 31 tons of mud, debris and bulky items have been collected from outside of people’s homes in the areas hardest hit by the storms.

City crews are also continuing to work on clearing out creeks and storm channels in anticipation of more heavy rain.

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