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HUNTINGTON WOODS, Mich. (WJBK) -  The initial damage estimate in Oakland County from this week's flood is about $337 million and the cost could rise -- as more  reports come in.

Much of Southeastern Michigan was hammered earlier this week when heavy rains caused flooding and shutdown interstates.

Curbsides everywhere around the area  have become resting places for piles of trash and it's put a strain on sanitation workers.

Tringali Sanitation workers start at 6:30 a.m. and are working until about 9:30 p.m. seven days this week, servicing eight cities in Oakland County.

The biggest backup was in Huntington Woods.

Because of the backups in service, residents in Huntington Woods had to wait three days for trash removal.

A typical Tuesday route will be about six to eight loads of garbage, but today a Tringali worker said they expect to remove about 160.

That is about 10 times the amount of weight we usually pick up.

Workers say it will take at least a few weeks before it returns to a regular schedule.



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