For those of you who lost power and now have a fridge full of stinking, rotten food, some good news. City of Austin Solid Waste Services are doing a special pick-up in areas affected by the power outages. Just put the waste food into the trash by 7am on Saturday, May 17, and it will be taken away before it starts stinking your house out. That's on top of the curbside pick-up for downed trees and tree limbs, which will be recycled as Dillo Dirt. Visit the city's new storm clean-up page for details.
Austin Energy's repairs are still ongoing, but seem to be going as expected. As of 9.29pm Friday, there were roughly 250 customers without power, with 12 repair
crews working through the night to finish off the last 40 storm damage repairs on their books. The utility asks that anyone who still doesn't have power in the morning call them on 512-322-9100.
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