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LCG adds more trucks to aid in hurricane debris pickup

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Posted at 11:19 AM, Oct 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-01 12:19:20-04

More trucks have been added to the fleet of vehicles collecting Hurricane Laura storm debris in Lafayette Parish.

LCG says two large trucks and five smaller trucks have been added to seven that have been collecting debris since Laura's landfall.

The majority of the pickup has been completed within the city of Lafayette, but LCG says that small piles were left behind in all pickup zones where low-hanging power lines presented safety hazards, or narrow streets with little room for trucks to turn around prevented access.

The smaller trucks being activated will be able to access those areas, they say.

At the start of pickup in early September, LCG says they requested 10 trucks, but needs and demands in Lake Charles and surrounding communities made it difficult to get appropriately-equipped trucks in Lafayette.

Pick up in Lafayette is expected to be completed by late next week. Trucks will then move to unincorporated areas.

A first pass of the city and unincorporated areas of the parish is expected to be completed by the end of October. Following that pass, a second pass will begin.

DRC Emergency Services has been contracted to pick up the debris.

Residents can reference zones, truck locations and areas where crews have removed debris.

To access the zone map, click here.

Residents with questions concerning storm debris pickup should call LCG Dispatch at 291-8517.

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