Just got off the phone with Mary Nix, who oversees Dallas’ sanitation efforts, and she says the city is rescinding its call first policy about downed tree limbs from last week’s storm. Just put them on the curb, she said, and they’ll eventually be picked up. It may take a couple of weeks, but the trucks will get to them.

Nix said officials realized that there were so many downed limbs that it wasn’t practical to ask residents to call 311 first. I told her that was a fine decison, and that people around here would be glad to hear it. Expect the official announcement to be made on Wednesday.