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Lee County surpasses 4 million cubic yards of debris collection

More than 3,500 miles of Lee County roads have been cleared of debris.

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Lee County has reached another post-Hurricane Ian milestone: 4 million cubic yards of debris collected, according to a statement. That's roughly enough material to fill Hertz Arena to the ceiling 10.5 times.

Crews in total have cleared debris from more than 3,500 miles of Lee County roads — the distance from Fort Myers to Minneapolis and back. Other collection data, according to the Lee County statement, includes:

  • Specialized trucks are working to collect more than 60,000 cubic yards of roadside debris each day.
  • Crews have cleared more than 117,000 cubic yards of sand from local roads.To date, roughly 73,000 cubic yards, or 62% of the collected sand, has been returned to beaches.
  • Crews  have cleared more than 2,360 cubic yards of vegetative and structural debris from waterways.


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