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.