WORTHINGTON — The city of Worthington’s streets department is out this morning cleaning up after Saturday morning’s storm that ripped through the area.

According to Worthington Public Works Director Todd Wietzema, the street crew headed out about 7 a.m. this morning to remove storm-damaged boulevard tree branches. A few boulevard tree removals will be necessary, but will occur at a later time, he added.

The weekend storm that caused the fallen tree branches around town ripped through the Worthington-area around 9 a.m. Saturday. Strong winds and heavy rainfall persisted for 45 minutes to an hour.

The city’s street crew went around town after the storm to make sure all streets were passable and there were no branches on cars, Wietzema said.

He said areas in town hit the worst were Godfrey Street in the Cherry Point area, Grandview Avenue and Liberty Drive toward Lake Okabena.

Wietzema expressed gratitude toward the general public who helped remove smaller tree debris from city streets.

“The general public did a huge job cleaning up this weekend and it’s greatly appreciated,” he said.