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NCDOT to Pick Up Ice Storm Debris in Alamance, Caswell, Guilford and Orange Counties

RALEIGH - N.C. Department of Transportation crews will continue picking up vegetative debris along state-maintained roads in Alamance, Caswell, Guilford and Orange counties after an ice storm on March 6-7 caused extensive damage throughout central North Carolina.These counties are among the nine counties in the state that Governor McCrory has asked the President to declare federal disaster areas. The declarations mean the state would receive federal funds to help pay for the removal of vegetative debris that has fallen in the right of way along state-maintained roads in these counties, as well as debris brought to the right of way by property owners along state roads.Crews began picking up debris on Monday, March 24 in Caswell County. On Monday, March 31, crews will begin debris pickup in Alamance, Guilford and Orange counties. The first debris sweep is expected to take several weeks to complete and will be followed by a second and final sweep in each county. 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 their NCDOT County Maintenance Office with questions about debris removal or to determine if they live on a state-maintained road.

Alamance County Maintenance Office: (336) 570-6815

Caswell County Maintenance Office: (336) 694-6101

Guilford County Maintenance Office (West- Sandy Ridge): (336) 668-2464

Guilford County Maintenance Office (East- Camp Burton): (336) 375-5475

Orange County Maintenance Office: (919) 732-5350

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2/15/2018 5:24 PM