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:

N.C. 42;

Nowell Farm Road;

Morris Ford Road;

Wakelon Road;

N.C. 45;

Glovers Cross Road;

Quebec Road;

Moore Town Road;

Bud Taylor Road;

Harrell Road;

Rockpile Road;

Joe Harrell Road;

Dilday Road;

Sally Freeman Road;

Meadow Road;

Elm Grove Road;

New Road;

Browns School Road;

Bull Hill Road;

Capehart Church Road; and

Blackrock Road

NCDOT crews will begin collecting debris from along the following state-maintained roads in seriously damaged parts of Hertford County, to include:

N.C. 45;

Christian Harbor Road;

Cullen Road;

Swains Mill Road;

Quebec Road;

Evanstown Road;

Baker Road;

Joyner Road; and

Bakertown Road.

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.