Hurricane Matthew debris clean-up in Pender will continue into mid-January

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Hurricane Matthew debris clean-up will continue into mid-January in Pender County (file photo).

PENDER COUNTY — Officials from Pender County Emergency Management have announced that the county-wide storm debris pick-up will continue through mid-January.

Additional crews from the North Carolina Department of Transportation have been requested to help with clean-up efforts, as the process has been slow due to the amount of debris cause by Hurricane Matthew, according to Pender County Emergency Manager Tom Collins.

“In Hampstead, a Brunswick County NCDOT crew will be assisting in the clean-up,” Collins said. “A crew from Onslow County will assist in the Maple Hill area.”

Pender County residents living in private subdivisions with private roadways should take their debris to the connecting edge of the state road right-of-way.

 “Hurricane Matthew left us with three events to clean up – vegetative debris from the high winds and construction and demolition debris from flooding along the Northeast Cape Fear River and the Black River Basin,” Collins said.

“We want to thank the citizens of Pender County for their patience,” he added.

Pender County Emergency Management will continue to post updates on its Facebook page and on the Pender County EM website. Residents can call the emergency management office at 910- 259-1210 for additional assistance.