NCDOT to collect storm debris in Columbus, Bladen counties

Debris pickup in Bladen, Columbus counties

SOUTHEASTERN, NC (WECT) - Contractors with the North Carolina Department of Transportation will make one sweep for storm debris along state-maintained roads in Bladen and Columbus counties next week.

People should have the material set out along the shoulder of the roadway by Monday, Nov. 26. Beginning that week, the contractors will begin making the collections. Tree limbs and other vegetative debris should be separated from construction and demolition-related material leftover from the September storm.

Most of the towns in Bladen and Columbus counties are collecting their own storm debris, even on state-maintained roads, within their municipal boundaries. But in East Arcadia, Sandyfield, Bolton and Boardman, NCDOT contractors will collect the debris on state-maintained roads as well.

Here are some other reminders from the NCDOT about the collections:

  • Do not place debris on the pavement or in the bottom of the ditch.
  • The contractor will not cross onto private property to collect debris.
  • 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; the boom trucks, which use a hydraulic crane, cannot operate under power lines or under low-hanging trees.

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