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Hurricane debris removal along state right-of-way in Iberia Parish is complete

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Posted at 5:30 PM, Dec 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-11 18:30:36-05

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced on Friday that hurricane debris removal along state right-of-way in Iberia Parish is now complete.

Initial debris removal began on September 1, 2020 after impacts from Hurricane Laura, with debris removal continuing following impacts from Hurricane Delta.

DOTD says that with a completion date of December 6, 2020, a total of 12,147 cubic yards of hurricane debris was removed from Iberia Parish.

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

To date, contractors have removed the following amounts of debris in Acadiana:

  • Acadia – 20,432 cy
  • Evangeline – 29,521 cy
  • Iberia – 12,147 cy
  • Lafayette – 18,339 cy
  • St. Landry – 24,718 cy
  • St. Martin – 11,130 cy
  • St. Mary – 7,974 cy
  • Vermilion – 131,262 cy

CY=cubic yards

A total of 2.5 million cubic yards of hurricane debris has been removed statewide.

DOTD reminds 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.

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