From the City of Apopka Facebook Page
Outside contractors working to remove hurricane storm debris added a third vehicle to their fleet today. This now makes a total of six vehicles — including three City trucks — working to pick up an estimated 250,000 cubic yards of storm debris on the ground in Apopka.
Additional trucks owned by outside contractors are expected to arrive in Apopka by the end of the week. The hope is to be able to deploy a total of 10 vehicles working on debris removal. Because of the extremely high volume of material, debris removal is expected to take several weeks.
The City of Apopka’s general plan is to make a first pass focusing on large tree debris-only piles starting in Debris Zones 1, 2, 3 and finishing in Debris Zone 4. This follows the City’s normal yard trash pickup sequence. Please make every effort to have all tree debris at the right of way as soon as possible. The more debris that can be collected on the first pass, the more efficient the cleanup will be.
Primary efforts of the debris cleanup are now focused on Debris Zone 1. The outside contractor crews started in “Errol West” Monday and continued in this area today. Again: Please keep in mind that the volume of debris in this area is extremely high and is expected to take some time to clear. City crews have completed their first pass is complete in Wekiva Run, Oak Ridge in neighborhoods off Lester Road.
City crews are working in the lighter areas of Debris Zone 2, in the northeast area of Rock Springs Ridge where the City’s smaller equipment can be more effective and stay out of the way of the larger contractor equipment. These crews are also responding to hot spots around the city as needed, including Christiana Avenue and the construction zone on 6th Street.
Note – Feature photo, below photo, and the map is from the City of Apopka Facebook page.