In Arkansas City and the surrounding area, as the ice melts away, the mess left behind continues to pile up, and now city officials say it could take at least two weeks to clean up. Ark City Public Information Officer, Andrew Lawson, said yesterday, that every available employee from the park and street departments has been working full-time to remove the tree limbs that are scattered just about everywhere across the city. First, the busiest roads need to be cleared, and then the crews will focus on the less traveled streets. For those who are trying to clean up their own yards, Lawson said the burn pit would extend its hours. He says the gate will remain unlocked during the day, and everyone is welcome to make use of the facility between 8am and 4pm every day but Saturday.