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Hurricane debris cleanup planned for Trent River

Hurricane debris cleanup planned for Trent River
Hurricane debris cleanup planned for Trent River(WITN)
Published: Jul. 2, 2020 at 8:57 PM EDT
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JONES COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Crews in Jones County are gearing up for work to clean hurricane debris from the Trent River.

This week inspection teams finished surveys of the river near Pollocksville. They’re looking for trees blown down into the river, which can alter the flow of water.

Soon, workers will pull the trees and other debris from the water.

Officials say they’ve heard from people in the Pollocksville area who want the river cleaned up.

Kyle Smith, Director of Jones County Soil and Water Conservation District says,” For the residents of Jones County we are working on it. It’s not going happen overnight, please understand that, but we are working and we will get this river cleaned out.”

State funds are paying for the clean-up.

Last year workers cleaned hurricane debris out of portions of the White Oak River.

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