There are concerns that the standing water from the recent floods could be contaminated.
Snow ploughs are being used to help clear the debris and pavements are also being power washed by the council as part of the clean-up operation - it's thought it will take several weeks.
David Sutton says that fallen trees also need chopping up and carrying away.
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