Commissioners scramble to clean up before Masters Week

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News12 at six o'clock/ Feb. 24, 2014

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Augusta,Ga------(WRDW) The countdown is on to clean up Augusta Richmond county before Masters Week. The tournament starts in less than two months and left over storm debris is all over the city.

Augusta Commissioners approved spending millions to make sure it's all gone by the end of March.

On Walton Way fallen tree limbs and branches line the street.
City crews and outside contractors have been working around the clock to get it all removed.

"I'm going to be honest with you. We have a lot of crews out there with storm fatigue. They've made good money and now need help," said Commissioner Joe Jackson.

"It is it really just an effort to get it done period," said Commissioner Corey Johnson.

Augusta Commissioners just approved spending $8 million dollars to have the streets clear by Masters Week. Leiods will monitor the progress and Ashbritt will manage all contractors.

"We have committed to the city to have everything picked up by the end of March. It will be there call and so it's important for me to bring the resources in," said Ashbritt's Senior VP Rob Ray.

They'll have crews in all four portions of the county at the same time.

"I've got to see how many local resources we actually have available here," said Ray.

We're told it's all an effort to make the Garden City presentable for when thousands of visitors stop by in April.

"We are less than 45 days until Masters Week and the spotlight is on us once again," said Commissioner Joe Jackson.

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