Storm debris removal set for I-26, Colleton County

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) - It's been nearly two weeks since an ice storm crippled the Lowcountry. Monday the work to clear away the storm debris will ramp up in Colleton County and along Interstate 26.

The State Department of Transportation said workers will begin picking up trees, limbs and other trash Monday from the shoulder of I-26. They will start at the interchange with Interstate 95 and go both east and west.

Drivers are warned to expect possible lane closures during the clean-up.

In Colleton County, officials say a debris removal contractor will begin removing storm-related yard waste from the public right of way starting Monday. The public right of way is the area of residential property extending from the street to the sidewalk or ditch.

The service is for only storm-generated loose vegetative debris. Bagged debris along with garbage, tires, or other household items on the side of the road will not be picked up.

Officials advise to not place disaster debris near mailboxes, water meters, fire hydrants or any other above-ground utility.

The last day for the Colleton County storm pick-up service will be on March 3.