Residents asked to put debris out no later than Oct. 31
Crews contracted through the N.C. Department of Transportation
have been removing debris in counties affected by Hurricane Irene since early September. Starting Monday, Oct. 31, crews will begin their last round of storm-related debris pick-up along state-maintained roads in Halifax County. So far crews have picked up approximately 8,387 tons of debris in the county. In order to make pickup quick and efficient, residents are asked to place debris along the side of the roadway as soon as possible. Do not place debris in travel lanes or in areas where it will block drainage or reduce visibility for motorists and pedestrians. NCDOT asks residents to be patient while crews make their way through counties, and to be alert for large equipment in the road that is used to clear debris. Please keep the following in mind while collecting debris for removal:
- Check your homeowners insurance as often debris cleanup is covered by insurance and arrangements for its collection will be handled by the insurance company;
- NCDOT will only collect vegetation debris such as trees and limbs; and
- Property owners are asked to cut storm-related vegetation debris into five- or six-foot pieces, if possible.