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City of Durham Sets Debris Removal Plan

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

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

All across Piedmont and Eastern North Carolina, weary homeowners havebeen piling curbs high with tree trunks and branches snapped by Fran'sfurious winds. In some instances the piles are so high they obscure viewsof the nearby home.

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

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