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Durham Replaces Stolen Storm Drains

Posted July 24, 2007

— The City of Durham is starting to replace more than 200 storms grates that have been stolen since late April.

Seventy-seven new grates were delivered Friday and were planned to be installed Monday, city officials said.

City officials are asking for the public's help in tracking down the thieves, who may have stolen the grates for scrap metal.

“Residents need to also remember that city vehicle are white and marked with both the city’s logo and the department or division name, so if they see a plain white vehicles with no city markings, don’t assume its city employees doing work on that storm drain," said Katie Kalb, director of the city Department of Public Works.

The grates weigh about 200 pounds each and measure either 2 feet by 3 feet or 15 inches by 63 inches, Kalb said.

Maintenance workers have placed makeshift covers over and traffic cones around the exposed holes until permanent covers can be installed, she said.


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  • mramorak Jul 24, 2007


  • mramorak Jul 24, 2007

    You should look and the eog scores for durham public schools.

  • mramorak Jul 24, 2007

    Oh their ok!Iwas in a hurry!

  • packandcanesfan Jul 24, 2007

    Good grief. Stealing storm drain grates?

  • wab44579 Jul 24, 2007

    Duck Cheney needed some pocket change.

  • elmowantbeer Jul 24, 2007

    mramorak -- I was educated by Durham Public Schools. They taught me that you should have said "their" and not "there." Where did you go to school?

  • Rabid_Wolf_2 Jul 24, 2007

    Orange Cones - EBay - Buy It Now $12.95

    Shady Grady Barrel Buy Back $1.95 shipping not included.

  • alwayslovingu30 Jul 24, 2007

    you might want to check out tt&e they wont tell you anything when my friends car was stolen from his shop it had been sitting in his lot for 5 years all the scrap metal yards were talking to him except TT&E they would not talk to him period something fishy here.they pick the stuff up with A crane they dont look for name I no alot of these people that do scrap

  • Rabid_Wolf_2 Jul 24, 2007

    Come on people, I am sure Durham schools have metal shop class.

    This is the summer project.

  • alwayslovingu30 Jul 24, 2007

    Wow thats funny the towns are having to spend up some of our money they charge us in city taxes we already pay county taxes an now city taxes go crooks sick an tired of these type of people hording up money