UPDATE: Confusion over storm debris in Aiken County


UPDATE: Friday, May, 30th, 2014

AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW) -- South Carolina Department of Transportation tells News 12 they set a deadline of March 24 for final pick up.

If you live on a state road in Aiken County and did not have debris out by then, they say it won't be picked up. All county maintained roads had a deadline of April 20.

Leaders say that if you still have storm debris in your yard, you'll have to remove it yourself or hire a private company to remove it for you.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW) -- People living in a section of Aiken County say that they are still dealing with storm debris after they say the state didn’t keep up their end of the bargain

“Over and over we were told there were going to be two passes through each neighborhood, said Donald Moniak who lives in the Westmont neighborhood. "There was no second pass in these neighborhoods around here.”

The roads which Moniak is referring to are state maintained; therefore it was South Carolina Department of Transportation responsibility to pick up debris.

“This was a state road and the state was supposed to pick it up,” Moniak said.

But state DOT says that they did make two passes; Once on March 25th and another three days later on March 28. The only problem for people living in that area is that the deadline to move debris to the road was April 20th.

“What I'd like to see is somebody to take some responsibility either the county or the state,” Moniak said. "Come in and fix what they were supposed to do and be done.”

State DOT says at this point there are no plans to make another pass through the area.


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