With thousands of trees damaged across the county from last week’s ice storm, the city of Stephenville has opened City Park to serve as a drop-off point for brush and tree limbs.

“We opened this weekend and had 50 to 100 trucks lined up at a time. The line was backed up to Graham Street,” said Deputy City Administrator Jeremy Allen. 

With the sun shining on Monday, a steady stream of trucks and trailers were in and out of the park while crews managed the pile and directed traffic. 

The site will be open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. near the McCleskey softball field for as long as necessary, Allen said.   

The debris will be taken to the landfill to be shredded.

“We appreciate the help we are receiving from Waste Connections. They have really stepped up to help the citizens,” Allen said. “They have donated personnel to help and rolloffs we are using to take the debris to the landfill.”