NCDOT, Brunswick County to begin removing tornado debris on Monday

Experts hold meeting to give Brunswick County residents advice on storm recovery

OCEAN ISLE BEACH, N.C. (WECT) - Following Governor Roy Cooper’s state of emergency declaration last week, the N.C. Department of Transportation has announced that the agency will begin removing storm debris associated with the deadly Feb. 15 tornado in Brunswick County.

“Starting Monday morning, department and contract crews will begin pickup of vegetation, like tree limbs, in the Ocean Ridge Plantation neighborhood and areas nearby. Residents should place the debris at the curb by 8 a.m. because crews plan to make one pass,” a news release stated.

The tornado killed three, injured ten, and heavily damaged much of Ocean Ridge Plantation on Feb. 15. Cooper’s executive order authorizes the NCDOT to aid in storm cleanup for the private neighborhood.

Brunswick County crews also plan to collect and dispose of any construction and demolition debris. The county will make only one pass, so residents must have their construction and demolition debris on the right of way by the deadline of 8 a.m. Monday

Residents should sort debris and leave it by the road for pick up. Residents should sort debris into two categories:

  • Vegetative debris (leaves, logs, plants, tree branches – do not bag)
  • Construction and demolition debris (building materials, carpet, drywall, furniture, lumber, mattresses, plumbing)

Debris should be placed in between the sidewalk/ditch and the road. Debris placed from the sidewalk toward your property will not be picked up.

Residents who do not have a sidewalk, ditch, or utility line in front of their home should place debris at the edge of their property near the curb or edge of the road. Placing debris near or on fire hydrants, water meters, trees, poles, or other structures makes removal difficult.

The affected roads identified for debris pick up are listed below:

  • Hwy 904 – from Hwy 17 to 746 Seaside Rd.
  • Hwy 17 – from Ocean Ridge to Green Bay Rd.
  • Old Shallotte Road – from Mintz Cemetery Rd to Green Bay Rd
  • Green Bay Rd – from Old Shallotte Road to Hwy 17
  • Bliss Rd
  • Mystical Ln
  • Ocean Ridge Parkway
  • Limerick Place
  • Windsor Circle
  • Weeping Willow Pointe
  • Abbington Pl
  • Rosebury Ct
  • Sedgefeild Pl
  • Brookshire Pl
  • Cambria Ct
  • Pennywhistle Ln
  • Glass Pond Ct
  • Staffordshire Pl
  • Cardiff Notch
  • Waterford Pl
  • Reflection Cr
  • Bloomsbury Ct

Information and updates concerning this debris collection are at https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/feb2021tornadodebris/

Individuals with questions about their debris can contact Brunswick County Operation Services at 910.253.2520.

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