County Residents Wait to Have Debris Picked Up

OCTOBER 19, 2005 -- Broken tree limbs, crushed twigs, and other debris are serving as the latest lawn decorations across southeastern North Carolina in the month after Hurricane Ophelia.

Crews worked Wednesday to clear front yards, but in outlying areas of New Hanover county, some residents aren't happy they've had to wait so long.

The county has an answer for area residents: Be patient. The debris pick-up is taking some time namely because of the thousand miles of roads and 20,000 households that are affected.

That being said, it's not easing the frustrations of residents who are growing tired of looking at the mess in their front yard. For now, if their street hasn't been swept clean, residents keep watch for the trucks to take a trip to their neighborhood.

Reported by Joe Keiley