Local News

City of Durham Sets Debris Removal Plan

Posted September 22, 1996 12:00 a.m. EDT

— Welcome news for residents in the city of Durham. Curbside pickup will begin tomorrow of debris left in the wake of Hurricane Fran.

The city said the following locations will be cleaned Monday and Tuesday: Brogden Middle School area, Crest Street area, Croasdaile and Croasdaile Farms, Durham Regional Hospital area, Forest Hills, Hayti, Hope Valley and Hope Valley North, Infinity Road area, Lakewood, Lynn Road area, Lyon Park, New Hope Valley, North Duke Mall area, Old Farm, Southern High School area, River Forest, Ross Road area and Walltown.

All across Piedmont and Eastern North Carolina, weary homeowners have been piling curbs high with tree trunks and branches snapped by Fran's furious winds. In some instances the piles are so high they obscure views of the nearby home.

Everyone has been told that the cleanup will take several months, given that in some towns Fran caused debris equivalent to that normally accumulated in an 18-month period.

Property owners are reminded not to obscure or block access to fire hydrants, mail boxes, driveways or underground meters. Parents are asked to keep their children out of the way of clean up trucks and crews.