Gwinnett County offering free storm debris removal after Irma

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Gwinnett County offering free storm debris removal after Irma

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Two downed trees and a broken utility pole lie in the road on Village Court in Snellville after Tropical Storm Irma rolled through.

Gwinnett County will start removing storm debris from state and county roads for free on Wednesday.

The county offers the help after Tropical Storm Irma caused many downed trees and tree limbs, power outages and property damage last week. County schools were closed for three days and road closures persisted as crews worked to restore power and remove large pieces of debris.

Tree limbs and branches  must be cut as small as possible, weigh under 50 pounds per piece, be less than 4 feet long and be stacked behind the curb. Do not stack debris near fire hydrants, utility boxes, utility poles or storm drains. Debris will not be collected if it is placed in plastic bags. 

The county will not remove debris from city streets, but multiple cities are conducting free debris removal projects of their own. 

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