LITTLE ROCK (KTHV) - The clean-up continues even a week after the storm. Many folks are hauling debris to the curb waiting for pick-up.
Another "scoop" of storm debris was hauled away Wednesday near Arch and West 17th Street in Little Rock.
"We've been putting in 12, 15 hours a day," City Worker Willie Lampkin said.
Willie Lampkin, part of the city crew at this stop, is the man "trucking" the debris away. When THV 11 News caught up with him and his crew in the late afternoon, they'd hit about a half dozen stops for the day, filling up.
"Probably about 8 or 9 truck-loads today, so far," Lampkin said. "The debris, as much debris as there is out there, it's been taking us a little while to get it all up."
"Some of it since Friday night and most of it since Saturday morning," Lisa Stice said.
Lisa Stice lives in the neighborhood crews hit Wednesdayl, but they didn't get to her pile.
"It's an eyesore, so I will be glad when it is gone," Stice said.
Over the past few days, she's called the city's non-emergency 311 number for help.
"I know they're busy, but we have left several messages just because maybe I thought they might have just forgotten our street," Stice said.
Lampkin said that they'll get to it; crews just have a lot of ground to cover.
"Be patient, ah, for sure. The city of Little Rock will get it," Lamplin said. "We are working a lot of different areas, and we're coming along."
Little Rock city crews are working 12-hour shifts canvassing the city and will do so the rest of the week and into the weekend.
THV 11 was told that they will work extended hours as long as necessary, and if you would like, you can call that 311 number to report your pile of debris sitting on the curb.
For those in Pulaski County, folks can put the debris on their curbs as well but they need to call the county and let them know about it. The number is (501) 340-6800.
THV 11 also received a message from the Mayor of Benton about his community:
Saline County has approved a burn site for disposing of the yard waste generated by the recent storms. Its location is on Saline County Road 1, behind the new Saline County Airport. This road is off of Reynolds Road, south of Hill Farm Road. There will be signs for the next few days for those who want to haul their own debris. The hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. For those who don't want to haul their own waste to the site, the city will be picking them up from residences. It is the responsibility, however, of the owner to get them to the curb. The city will not go onto the property to retrieve the yard waste.
In Conway, the city's website reports yard waste pick-up is free. Here is a link to the guidelines.