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Barrie says tornado cleanup progressing well, will reopen affected area Monday

BARRIE, Ont. — Police in Barrie, Ont., are set to open up an area of the city hit by a tornado last week. The city says cleanup in the affected area has progressed well, with public lands cleared off by Sunday.
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BARRIE, Ont. — Police in Barrie, Ont., are set to open up an area of the city hit by a tornado last week.

The city says cleanup in the affected area has progressed well, with public lands cleared off by Sunday.

Police will open the recovery site at noon.

People had been asked to stay away from the area during recovery efforts from Thursday’s twister that severely damaged homes, trees and other infrastructure. 

The city says an information centre near a local school will remain open for those still needing help.

A Salvation Army presence at a resource centre for affected residents will also start wrapping up this week, though the charity is still taking donations.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 19, 2021.

The Canadian Press