ELY, Minn. -

St. Louis County will be closing its final storm debris drop-off site set up following the destructive July windstorms.

The Skala Pit, located on Highway 21, approximately 1.5 miles south of Ely, and a quarter of a mile south of Sotlich Road, will close on October 28.

It has been open since early August, giving residents a place to drop off branches and other tree debris blown down during summer storms.

Public use of the site has decreased in recent weeks, an indication that it is no longer needed.