Significant progress has been made clearing storm debris from the Still River Greenway, with the Northern end reopen for the first time since the May 15th macroburst. The part of the trail now opened runs from the police station, north to downtown.
Wright Tree Service and Lewis Tree Service crews will continue to make the southern section safe. They are donating their services to the town. While that work is being done, residents are asked to stay out of the area from the Brookfield Police Department, south.
First Selectman Steve Dunn says the southern portion sustained significantly more damage so it will take a little longer to clear.
Dunn says they're looking into hiring an arborist to walk all of the trails in Brookfield. One woman had part of a tree fall on her car in a parking lot. While Dunn says the tree limb wasn't due to damage from the storm, the town doesn't want to take a chance. He notes that there are a lot of hangers on the trees--branches that weren't fully pulled down by the storm.
Dunn added that hiring an arborist right now is almost impossible.