Debris pick-up begins next week
Published 8:57 pm Friday, April 22, 2011
RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation is working closely with Bertie County and Hertford County to efficiently remove debris left behind after severe weather pummeled the area on April 16.
In Bertie County, debris pick-up will occur in the hardest hit areas….they include:
Nowell Farm Road;
Morris Ford Road;
Glovers Cross Road;
Moore Town Road;
Bud Taylor Road;
Joe Harrell Road;
Sally Freeman Road;
Elm Grove Road;
Browns School Road;
Bull Hill Road;
Capehart Church Road; and
NCDOT crews will begin collecting debris from along the following state-maintained roads in seriously damaged parts of Hertford County, to include:
Christian Harbor Road;
Swains Mill Road;
Joyner Road; and
NCDOT will conduct minimal debris pick-up operations in other, less significantly impacted areas until May 2.
NCDOT has hired one contractor to collect the debris in Hertford County and northern Bertie County. Removal is scheduled to start Wednesday, April 27, at 7 a.m. in northern Bertie County, and crews will work their way into Hertford County.
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 travel lanes; and
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. Furniture will, however, be accepted.