By Abby Hancock
Channel 2 News
5:50 PM AKDT, September 6, 2012
Downed trees and broken branches from Tuesday's strong windstorm are still scattered across Southcentral, and many Alaskans are taking the debris to wood lots.
The Anchorage Wood Lot had an emergency opening on Wednesday since so many people needed a place to drop off storm debris. On Thursday, many drivers waited in line to bring in truckloads of storm remnants. For Shelly Laws, it was the first of a few trips to the lot as she cleared her yard from what was left of her ruined trees.
"I'm figuring everyone's doing the same thing or a lot of people are. I'm just going to have to be patient," she said.
Deanna McCreary was helping a friend who had several trees knocked onto her house.
"She's just got so much debris and branches and leaves. The big pieces of wood she can put out for firewood but these are the branches," McCreary said. "This is the only thing that you can do with it right now."
The Anchorage Wood Lot will be open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Sunday. Drop-offs cost $10 but firewood and mulch is free to the public. The Eagle River Wood Lot is free and will be open through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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