Lufkin city workers continue hauling off tornado debris

By Holley Nees - bio | email

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) – If you're still trying to clear tornado debris, the City of Lufkin will continue making rounds to haul it off your curb.

Monday, the Lufkin Solid Waste Department picked up more than 400 yards and expect even more Tuesday. The City said they've made a considerable dent in the debris.

To help them, make sure to separate construction debris from tree limbs. Right now, City employees working in eight crews are getting the job done.

"It helps to bring back a feeling of normalcy to the area," said Lufkin Deputy City Manager Keith Wright.  "As long as you're seeing that big pile of debris there, you feel like something is out of place.  After our experiences with Rita and Ike, the citizens are pretty well trained in what needs to be done and we realize they're dependent on us to pick that stuff up."

Wright said as long as you put out debris, they will continue to pick it up from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. However, there's no service on Friday since it's a holiday.

The city encourages spectators to stay out of their way as they continue clean up.

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