In areas too thick for a street sweeper to clean, crews manually dig debris to clear the curb. Photo via DeKalb County

50 tons of debris removed in DeKalb cleaning effort

Crews removed 50 tons of trash and debris from a 12-mile stretch of DeKalb County roads during last weekend’s launch of a clean-up program.

Operation Clean Sweep, an initiative created by DeKalb CEO Mike Thurmond, will continue clearing grass and litter every Saturday through August.

The $2.6 million effort is designed to beautify the county and clean clogged storm drains, which can create potholes and cause flooding.

The project started Saturday along South Stone Mountain-Lithonia, Panola and Redan roads.

It continues this Saturday along Panola Road from Snapfinger Road to Salem Road.

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