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Final Debris Collection Set for Four Counties

NEW BERN –Residents in Carteret, Craven, Jones and Pamlico counties will have one more opportunity for storm debris to be collected.

The final pass by North Carolina Department of Transportation contractors to collect residential storm debris from Hurricane Florence is planned for next month, the state agency announced Wednesday.

Material should be on the shoulder of the roadway, not on the pavement or bottom of the ditch, by Monday, Jan. 7. This will be the final time for the debris removal in those four counties.

Tree limbs and other vegetative debris should be separated from construction and demolition-related material left over from the September hurricane, the NCDOT requested in the release.

When placing debris along the roadside, please note the location of power lines or overhanging trees that would prevent the contractor from reaching the debris. Boom trucks, which use a hydraulic crane, cannot operate under power lines or under low-hanging trees. The contractor will not cross onto private property to collect debris.

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