Currituck holding countywide collection of Matthew storm debris

Flooding on Summit Farms Trail in Moyock following Hurricane Matthew. Credit: Steve and Donna Andrews

CURRITUCK COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — Residents in Currituck County will have a chance in early November to get rid of vegetative debris caused by Hurricane Matthew.

Currituck officials say there will be a countywide collection of debris caused by the storm. The county one of several in North still cleaning up from the widespread destruction Matthew brought to the region.

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The collection is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 7.

Crews will be picking up debris — including tree limbs, stumps, branches, and other leafy materials — from right of ways on all public streets.

Officials cautioned residents Friday to follow several criteria for the collection:

  • Do not block drainage ditches or other drainage features
  • Do block motorists’ sight lines near intersections or driveways
  • Do not let vegetative storm debris touch or overhang road pavement
  • Do not place debris within 4 ft. of mailboxes or signage
  • Pieces of debris must be no larger than 6 ft. in length or width.

The county will be assessing whether or not a second collection for bulk and household items will be needed after Nov. 7.