Debris pickup continues in Aiken

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Friday March 28, 2014

AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW) -- The city of Aiken says they’re starting with a plan to get storm debris broken down.

The city began taking bids this week for February’s winter storm wood chipping project. They’ll continue taking those sealed bids until next Friday.

Aiken was one of the CSRA’s hardest hit areas and there are still plenty of streets in the city limits still lined with ice storm damage debris. Some have piles as high as ten feet still at their curb.

“This is a lot of damage. Aiken has never seen like this before,” said Lisa Carlton who lives on Hitchcock Drive. “But it will be nice to have it all cleaned up and gone so we can get back to normal.”

City officials say that they’ve picked up as much debris over the past weeks as the did in the three months following the last major ice storm in 2004.

“This time it was so different," said Carlton. "This ice storm was so bad. I’ve never seen anything like it.”

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