NCDOT To Begin Picking Up Irene-related Debris

The Department of Transportation is beginning pickup of storm-related debris along state-maintained roads in North Carolina counties most severely impacted by Hurricane Irene.

The pickup begins Thursday in Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Dare, Hyde, Pamlico and Tyrrell counties.

NCDOT is working with local emergency management officials to determine collection locations and schedules. The public will be notified when the specifics are finalized.

A statement from the department said it is beginning the cleanup in anticipation of a federal disaster declaration for public assistance, which will cover things like the cleanup of highway rights of way. The seven counties where DOT workers will clear storm debris have already received a federal disaster declaration for individual assistance to residents and homeowners.


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  • by Candace Location: Aurora Beach on Nov 8, 2011 at 09:28 AM
    Would like to know where they are posting the schedules. They have been through the area and are supposed to be coming back. But no one can give me a schedule. Some in the area have still not settled with NCJUA insurance.
  • by Brian Location: Bath on Sep 1, 2011 at 09:31 AM
    Oddly saw it this morning on the news and website....BUT, it says to beging today ...thanks for the warning. It doesn't say what area they will begin, or what times and for how long. If you are going to inform people PLEASE send all the details as well. TY
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      by Boris on Sep 3, 2011 at 05:26 AM in reply to Brian
      Sometimes it's easier to complain than to think. Please read the article again -- especially this paragraph: "NCDOT is working with local emergency management officials to determine collection locations and schedules. The public will be notified when the specifics are finalized."
  • by Russ Location: Henderson on Sep 1, 2011 at 07:26 AM
    DOT actually doing something, great.
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      by Big'un on Sep 2, 2011 at 11:52 AM in reply to Russ
      It will take six people per truck. One to drive, and four to watch one person work. Thats why they have crew cabs...
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