CHARLOTTE -The N.C. Department of Transportation is working in Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties to efficiently remove debris left behind after severe weather moved through the area March 3.
Yesterday, NCDOT crews began collecting debris from Reedy Creek Road and The Plaza Road Extension in east Mecklenburg County. Maintenance forces will continue cleanup efforts for the next two to three weeks.
In Cabarrus County, crews began removing debris yesterday from the Steeple Chase neighborhood on Harrisburg Road. These crews will expand debris collection to the Mecklenburg County side of the development, continuing for the next several weeks.
Keep these items 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 collect vegetation debris such as trees and limbs, as well as building materials, but they must be separated;
- Property owners are asked to cut storm-related debris into five- or six-foot pieces, if possible, and place it along the roadway, but out of the travel lanes;
- Major appliances, household hazardous materials such as paint, propane tanks, etc., and other similar materials will not be collected. It is recommended that property owners contact their county emergency management office regarding how to dispose of those items.