DOTD: Debris removal in East Baton Rouge Parish completed

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A postal employee delivers mail amidst debris from gutted homes in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida in LaPlace, La., Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. With almost all the power back on in New Orleans nearly two weeks after Hurricane Ida struck, the city is showing signs of making a comeback from the Category 4 storm (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Hurricane debris removal along state routes within East Baton Rouge Parish has been completed, according to DOTD.

DOTD said debris removal began on Sept. 4 and finished on Dec. 1, with a total of 20,949 cubic yards of debris removed.

DOTD said debris placed on state roadways after pickup completion will have to be removed through normal means, not by state contractors.

Debris removal process 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.

For more information about debris pickup, visit

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