Hurricane Michael clean-up continues in Houston County

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HOUSTON COUNTY, Ala. (WTVY) - It's been several months since Hurricane Michael tore through the Wiregrass, and the clean-up continues in Houston County.

The road and bridge department has cleared over 300 miles of roadways so far.

The staff is hoping to have a final sweep of all the rights-of-way finished by the end of February.

They take the debris to designated pits, where they can burn it to clear up the space.

Having to spend hours of man-power on debris clean-up has held up some of the departments' other activities.

"It has cleared day-to-day operations down, and there is a lot of paperwork involved in this debris clean-up since we're getting assistance from FEMA,” said Assistant County Engineer Brittney Clayton.

Clayton says if any debris is not left out on the right-of-way, there will be a charge to remove it.

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