Tupelo continues storm debris removal

The city continues to remove debris from Tropical Storm Olga.

Posted: Nov 7, 2019 9:32 PM
Updated: Nov 8, 2019 9:43 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Director Chuck Williams of Tupelo Public Works said crews started cleaning storm debris last Monday.

The debris is the result of Tropical Storm Olga that swept through north Mississippi in late October.

Williams hopes to be finished by next Friday. 

He said they have finished north and east Tupelo. They are heading west and then south next. 

Workers take the debris to the Red Oaks Dump down South Veterans Boulevard. 

This location is only for Tupelo Public Works. 

Residents of the city of Tupelo who want to dump their own debris can take them to the TMCO Rubbish Site on Birmingham Ridge Road. 

The site will take them for a fee of $3.75 per cubic yard. 

Lee County said they have removed all debris from the roadway. 

They are waiting for Mississippi to be declared a disaster area before they clear any more debris.

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