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Metro opens storm debris drop off location

Metro Moore County recently opened a temporary drop off location for storm debris from the recent winter ice and snow storms. (Lynchburg Times Photo)

MOORE COUNTY — Special permission from the state? Check. Permits? Check. According to Metro Mayor Bonnie Lewis, Moore County recently acquired state permissions to create a “temporary staging area for storm debris” for residents following the recent ice storm.

Moore County and much of southern, middle Tennessee experienced a winter ice storm the third week of February. That storm left roads and yards all across the county covered in broken limbs and downed trees from the weight of the ice. It took Duck River and local officials days to restore the power and fully clear Moore County roads.

The new collection area is located along Highway 55 near the Tullahoma city limits line in the former location of the road side park. The site will be open each Wednesday (March 10, 17, 24, and 31) from 12-6 p.m. and Saturday (13, 20, and 27) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through the end of March.

Metro opened the collection area for green waste only including limbs, fallen trees, wood debris, and other vegetation. Heavy equipment, commercial dumping, and trash dumping are not permitted and Metro employees will be on site each day to assist home and landowners. The site is set up so that it allows locals to “drive to the back of a circle drive to dump their vegetation,” said Mayor Lewis.

According to Mayor Lewis, to prevent the possibility of loose limbs falling out of your vehicle, citizens can pick up a free blue tarpaulin (limit one per family) at the Metro Convenience Center. The tarps are provided by the TDOT Litter Grant Program.

If you have questions, contact Mayor Lewis’s office at 931-759-7302. •

{The Lynchburg Times is the only independently owned and operated newspaper in Lynchburg, Tennessee. We cover Metro Moore County government, Jack Daniel’s Distillery, Nearest Green Distillery, Tims Ford State Park, Motlow State Community College, Moore County High School, Moore County Middle School, Lynchburg Elementary, Raider Sports, plus regional and state news.}

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