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Weather delays pick-up of debris from ice storm


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The latest winter storm has delayed clean-up of debris left behind by last month's ice storm.

Officials want folks to be patient with the process.

"Considering the sheer amount of debris we've got out here, I'm very pleased with the way they've been doing so far," New Hanover Co. Environmental Management Director Joe Suleyman said. "Just in the short time that we've been working, we've gotten over 35,000 yards of debris off the ground, and we've barely even scratched the surface."

After clearing the county's hardest hit areas, officials say they're about halfway through with the clean-up. They expect the second half to go much more quickly.

They ask if you can remove it yourself, bring it to the New Hanover County Landfill. They've sectioned off an area for residents to drop their storm debris off free of charge.

While poor weather conditions like this have pushed back the schedule a few days, the county continues working to clean up the sidewalks.

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We don;t have a pick up

We don;t have a pick up truck to take this stuff to landfill.I told a santary worker this week. iam losse my patinces..
The city should have hire another company to pick up this debris.The,
people are loss there patinces to.

Don;t print my name just city name


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