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Posted on Wed, Feb 27, 2013 : 4:23 p.m.

Ann Arbor's residential recycling collections canceled for Wednesday

By Ryan J. Stanton

Due to slick road conditions, Ann Arbor's residential recycling collections on Wednesday will not occur and the Wednesday routes will be combined with the Thursday collection stops, according to the city's residential recycling collector, Recycle Ann Arbor.


A city of Ann Arbor plow truck clears snow near the intersection of Davis and Edgewood just south of Wurster Park on Wednesday afternoon.

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There will be no disruption of residential and commercial trash pickups, unless there are specific cases where roads are impassible due to downed tree limbs, electrical wires or icy conditions, city officials said.

Downed power lines and service disruption overnight resulted in numerous traffic signals going to flash or without power early Wednesday morning. City officials said generators were put in place at seven locations and all signals were operational as of 9 a.m.

The city's street maintenance crews were working to keep the major streets clear on Wednesday afternoon, using six plows to treat primary roads, while another 21 vehicles and staff were dedicated to snow removal in residential areas.

Plowing along specific streets could be delayed until DTE Energy is able to address downed power lines, city officials said.

Ryan J. Stanton covers government and politics for Reach him at or 734-623-2529. You also can follow him on Twitter or subscribe to's email newsletters.


Linda Peck

Wed, Feb 27, 2013 : 11:52 p.m.

Thanks, Ryan, I wondered about this.