DOTD: Hurricane debris removal complete in Ascension, Iberville and St. Helena parishes

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Homes and businesses are flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida in LaPlace, La., Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Hurricane debris removal on state routes has been completed in Ascension, Iberville and St. Helena parishes, according to DOTD.

Ascension Parish

DOTD officials said a total of 154,121 cubic yards of debris was removed in Ascension Parish and a final pass is ongoing in the southeast region of the parish. Debris removal began on Sept. 4.

Iberville Parish

A total of 6,885 cubic yards of debris was removed and final debris removal passes are ongoing in the southeast region of the parish. DOTD officials said debris removal began on Sept. 4.

St. Helena Parish

DOTD announced that 136,575 cubic yards of hurricane debris was removed and a final pass is ongoing in the southeast region of the parish.

Debris removal tips from DOTD:

  • State contractors are only able to remove debris from state right-of-way.
  • Dark colored bagged debris will not be removed.
  • Please do not put debris on power lines, fire hydrants, utility stub outs or anything that would hinder the claw that grabs the debris.

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