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Flood Debris Pick-Up Schedule To Begin Monday, Nov. 25

In addition to the Flood 2013 debris pick-up schedule, Larimer County’s Solid Waste Department has announced a flood debris helpline, (970)498-7140, where residents can call for debris pick-up updates beginning Monday, Nov. 25. Larimer County has contracted with T.F.R. Enterprises Inc., to remove debris on County owned and maintained roads, and Leidos Inc., who will monitor the debris removal. The debris removal schedule also begins Monday, November 25 with the first pick-ups on:

1. County Road 43 from the switch backs down to Glen Haven – the lower part of County Road 43 is still under construction and will be picked up at a later date.

2. Pinewood Springs area

3. South County- in an area related to County Road 4 west of Hwy. 287 – for specifics please refer to the web site!

Larimer County residents can find out when their debris will be picked up by accessing the schedule on the County’s web site, the Virtual Courthouse, at http://larimer.org/flooding2013/. There are several important guidelines residents must follow for debris removal:

Place flood-generated HOUSEHOLD debris on the side of County roads (public right-of-ways), making sure to stay off the road itself, by the scheduled pick-up date. Only flood debris placed on designated County public right-of-ways on scheduled dates will be eligible for collection until further notice. Debris will not be picked up on U.S. Highways, State Highways, or private roads. Flood debris put in the public right-of-way for pick-up must be sorted into the following categories:

- Woody and vegetative debris such as limbs and shrubbery

- Silt and mud residue that originates from within your private structures

- Construction & demolition debris including: household items such as furniture, carpet, drywall, lumber, roofing material, etc.)

- Metals and large household appliances

Materials that you want to keep should be removed from the right-of-way or marked with orange paint or ribbon or it will be removed.

Corridor Re-openings set for December 13, 2013

Larimer County’s Engineering Department has released its weekly Larimer County Flood 2013 Transportation Bulletin with notice that several corridors will be re-opening full time to general traffic in three weeks.

CR 43 (Devil’s Gulch Road), CR 47 (Big Elk Meadows) and CR 44H (Upper Buckhorn Canyon) will be open full time to general traffic on December 13, 2013.

Over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend CR 43 and CR 47 will be open to local resident traffic since construction crews are not working.  Beginning at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, November 27th and ending at 6:30 am on Monday, December 2nd, these two corridors will be open for local traffic (road users should have credentials).  Note that the roads are still primitive and road conditions may vary, especially with weather.

Information is detailed in the weekly Transportation Bulletin available at the County’s flood page on the Virtual Courthouse at:  http://www.larimer.org/flooding2013/.  Citizens are encouraged.

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