RELEASE: ;April 28, 2011 - IMMEDIATE - HR-1110
Brooke Grow, VDOT (757) 925-1515
Media Emergency Number (757) 925-2584
Jody Puckett, James City County
Office (757) 253-6605
VDOT AND JAMES CITY County PARTNER on DEBRIS REMOVAL Efforts after destruction from STORMS
Grove Area in James City County has two scheduled debris removal dates
JAMES CITY COUNTY –Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews will help James City County citizens by removing debris from state Right-of-Way in the Grove area of Pocahontas Trail (Route 60), on Monday, May 2 and Monday, May 16. Crews will only pick up trees, branches, leaves and other woody debris along the following roads which were damaged during the April 16 tornado:
- Pocahontas Trail (Route 60) from the York County line to Magruder Avenue (Route 656)
- Howard Drive (Route 648)
- Whiting Ave (Route 648)
- Jackson Drive (Route 654)
- Church Street (Route 655)
- Railroad Street (Route 692)
- Magruder Avenue (Route 656)
Debris must be placed at the roadside edge away from power lines and other utilities and cannot block traffic. Debris piles that contain construction and household items or hazardous materials, will not be picked up. However, construction and household items may only be taken to the County’s Jolly Pond Road Convenience Center located at 1204 Jolly Pond Rd. Standard coupon fees will apply. Hazardous materials will not be accepted.
These items should be taken to one of the scheduled VPPSA Household Chemical Collections for proper disposal. For dates, times and locations of these collections, please visit their website at www.VPPSA.org or call 757-259-9850.
This effort is considered a priority by state and county maintenance personnel as debris remains scattered across the area due to recent tornadoes.
Motorists are encouraged to visit www.va511.org , call 511 or listen to Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 610 AM or call the Traffic Information Line at 757-361-3016 for current traffic and travel information.