Crews stay busy picking up storm debris

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by Joe Flanagan

WVEC.com

Posted on August 31, 2011 at 5:32 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 31 at 5:41 PM

NORFOLK -- Six extra trucks were working debris removal in Norfolk on Wednesday.  Three were concentrating on bulk removal and three knuckleboom trucks were picking up tree limbs.

"These guys would normally get this whole area done today with these trucks. I would be happy if they got 20% of this area done today. I mean it would be asking a lot of these guys because there's a lot of debris out there to get," said David Lucas of Norfolk Public Works.

From Chesapeake and Virginia Beach and in Hampton, the message is the same.  Try to pile debris with neighbors to make pickup quicker.  Also, separate plastic bags from tree debris.

"We are working hard. We have everybody on 12 hour shifts. There's four crews with six trucks each and they are going to work all the way through the weekend- Saturday. Sunday and Monday,"said Robin McCormick of the City of Hampton.

Hampton and Newport News ask that citizens who want to get rid of their own debris take it to the facility at the Bethel Landfill.  And in Norfolk there are three sites: Tarrelton, the Zoo and the Old Ramada Inn on Oceanview Avenue.

"If you have a truck and you'd like to just get rid of it on your own, those will be manned from 7 to 7 for another week or so," said Pamela Marino of Management Services with Norfolk's Public Works department.


 

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