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Mulch Removal Accelerated


Date: February 5, 2004
Contact: John Horne, Development Management

Phone: (757) 259-4127



Starting today, travelers and residents in Longhill Station, Mallard Hill, and surrounding neighborhoods may notice an increase in truck traffic from the District Sports Park Complex. This move is necessary to accelerate operations to remove ground mulch debris created by Hurricane Isabel.


The removal will involve trucks hauling mulch from the Complex on Longhill Road round-the-clock, and increase from the 16 hour-a-day operations. County officials expect the debris removal process to be completed in 10 days. James City County staff will be monitoring the removal activity and trucks in accordance with FEMA regulations.


The operation marks the end of debris removal from Hurricane Isabel. To date, over 70,000 tons of storm debris has been collected in James City County with most debris ground into mulch and hauled to North Carolina. A portion of the County's mulch is being exported to Italy where it will be used to reduce emissions at coal-fueled power plants.


Residents needing more information should call 259-4127.


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