Crews take Macon-Bibb streets to clear storm debris


MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The streets of Macon-Bibb County will soon be clear of storm debris. The county hired two companies, Southern Disaster Recovery (SDR) and DebrisTech.


“We’ve got Southern Disaster Recovery who’s doing the removal,” said Macon-Bibb Emergency Management Director, Spencer Hawkins. “And we’re starting at our hardest hit area.”

Macon-Bibb county put together a map to help Southern Disaster Recovery determine where help was needed the most.

“That map is a combination of the information that we received in the EOC, where we knew we had trees down immediately after the storm,” said Hawkins. “Plus it is also everybody from See-Click-Fix that called in and reported.”

“We had trucks coming in last night,” said SDR Project Manager, Chris Johnson. “We deployed two different crews this morning and have additional crews coming in tonight and throughout the weekend.”

The clean-up process is expected to take about 2 months. In the meantime, the county asks you to be patient.

“As we’re getting up and hitting the roads, we might have to detour some areas, might have to do the ‘Stop and Slow’ areas,” said Hawkins. “Just be patient, we’re trying to get these cleaned up.”

Hawkins also asks to be cautious when driving. Drive a slowly if you see crews working in that area.

The county is hiring field debris monitors. It’s a temporary job that pays $12 an hour. For more information, click here.