Final pickups begin April 25RALEIGH - N.C. Department of Transportation crews are continuing to pick up remaining vegetative debris along state-maintained roads in Randolph County following an ice storm that caused extensive damage throughout central North Carolina in March.
Beginning April 25, NCDOT will make a final pass to remove storm debris. Any debris placed after the final pass on state roadways, inside city limits, will be the responsibility of the municipality under their normal debris pickup cycles. Any debris placed after the NCDOT final pass outside city limits shall be removed by the property owner.
Randolph County was among the nine counties in the state that President Obama declared federal disaster areas. The declaration means the state received federal funds to help pay for the removal of vegetative debris that fell in the right of way along state-maintained roads in the designated counties, as well as debris brought to the right of way by property owners along state roads.
To expedite debris cleanup, residents who live on state-maintained roads in these counties 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, mailboxes or fire hydrants, or create issues for motorists and pedestrians.
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 would be handled by the insurance company;
- NCDOT will only collect vegetation debris such as trees and limbs;
- Property owners are asked to cut storm-related vegetation debris into five- or six-foot pieces, if possible; and
- Residents in counties that were affected, but do not meet the threshold for a federal declaration, should follow their county's debris removal plan.
Citizens can contact the Randolph County Maintenance Office at (336) 625-2078 with questions about debris removal or to determine if they live on a state-maintained road.