Clean-up continues in Ahoskie

Published 12:00 am Monday, October 27, 2003

AHOSKIE – Stage two is about to being in Ahoskie.

Work crews with an Alabama-based company have been busy with the daunting task of removing storm debris left in Ahoskie on the heels of Hurricane Isabel. Town Manager Russell Overman reported yesterday that stage one of the project is expected to be completed later this week.

&uot;Don’t be alarmed if you have taken storm debris to the front of your property and it has yet to be collected,&uot; said Overman. &uot;Our contract with the company calls for two complete passes through Ahoskie. What they didn’t collect the first time around, they’ll get it during stage two.&uot;

Overman confirmed that the second pass would also take care of the &uot;small stuff.&uot;

&uot;There will be a rake crew with the second pass through town,&uot; he stated. &uot;They’ll get all the little limbs, twigs, leaves, etc. that were left from the first pass.&uot;

The second pass will begin in the same area of the first – on the east side of Catherine Creek Road.

Overman added that the second pass would also collect any bulky waste – building material and damaged personal goods.

He reminded town citizens not to place any items in the curb or the street, but rather a few feet back in their yards. He also suggested to keep debris away from power poles, street signs, etc. in order to prevent damage to those items during the clean-up process.