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Storm Debris Cleanup in Frederick County Continues

As the cleanup continues, the area now faces yet another winter storm expected to hit Wednesday evening, causing cleanup crews to step up their efforts with little time remaining.

FREDERICK, Md. - After last week's ice storm Frederick County has been cleaning up fallen tree branches, keeping workers with the Frederick County Highways hard at work.

"We're trying to get to the trees that are low hanging or handing out from last week's ice storm," said Danny Umber of the Frederick County Highways. 

But their effort to clear heavy duty debris is far from over. As the cleanup continues, the area now faces yet another winter storm expected to hit Wednesday evening, causing cleanup crews to step up their efforts with little time remaining. 

"We wanted to get it all cleaned up but we're not going to be able to before the next storm. So we're trying to get them back in case they weigh down with more ice," said Danny Umber of the Frederick County Highways. 

"I would dare to jump out there and say two to three weeks. We have a lot of trees down and we have to go back and chip them all up," said Gregory Hardwrick of the Frederick County Highways.

Umber said in an effort to get ahead, they're trimming low hanging trees or others that were split from the ice, so they don't have to do it during the next storm. 

"Oh its been a lot of work and still a lot of work to come," adds Hardwrich. 

The WHAG Weather Team says the next winter storm is expected to begin late Wednesday evening, but may be more of a snow event rather than heavy ice. 

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