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DOTD announces completion of hurricane debris removal in Evangeline, St. Mary

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Posted at 2:52 PM, Jan 05, 2021

LAFAYETTE, La. - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced Tuesday that hurricane debris removal along state right-of-way in Evangeline and St. Mary Parishes is now complete.

Initial debris removal began on August 31, 2020, for St. Mary Parish, and on September 1, 2020, for Evangeline Parish, after impacts from Hurricane Laura, with debris removal continuing following impacts from Hurricane Delta. With a completion date of December 17, 2020, a total of 31,166 cubic yards of hurricane debris was removed from Evangeline Parish. Additionally, a total of 8,507 cubic yards of hurricane debris was removed in St. Mary Parish after its completion on December 20, 2020.

Debris removal services are still ongoing throughout the Acadiana region, which includes Acadia, Lafayette, St. Landry St. Martin, and Vermilion parishes.

To date, contractors have removed a total of 251, 789 cubic yards of debris in Acadiana. A total of 2.7 million cubic yards of hurricane debris has been removed statewide.

DOTD would like to remind citizens of the following important tips for assisting the debris removal process.

• State contractors are only able to remove debris from state right-of-way.

• Dark colored bagged debris will not be removed.

• Please do not put debris on power lines, fire hydrants, utility stub outs or anything that would hinder the claw that grabs the debris.

Citizens may check for the latest statistical information, debris routes where there has been a pass, and where planned debris pickup is scheduled

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