Freak October Storm Debris Still Around In Rockland County

CLARKSTOWN, NY (WCBS 880) – In Germonds Park in Clarkstown, it’s a snapshot of what’s going on across the region.

WCBS 880’s Sean Adams On The Story

The 12-foot-high pile of storm debris at the park would cover two football fields.

Storm Debris Cleanup - Clarkstown, NY - Nov 29, 2011 (credit: Sean Adams / WCBS 880)

Storm Debris Cleanup - Clarkstown, NY - Nov 29, 2011 (credit: Sean Adams / WCBS 880)

Clarkstown highway superintendent Wayne Ballard‘s crews have had just three days off since the freak October snowstorm.

“Complicating the problem is this is the same time of the year that we have to pick up 70,000 cubic yards of leaves. So, I’m hoping to be able to get all the brush picked up by December 31 and at least 60 percent of the leaves. And if I get a snowstorm between now and then, all bets are off,” Ballard told WCBS 880 reporter Sean Adams.

Crews will take off just Christmas.

“If you can get the word out there to the people of the work that’s been done because sometimes when people come home at night, they say to themselves, ‘Well, I still see the same pile here and it’s been a month. What’s going on?'” said Ballard.

All the overtime adds up to an extra million dollars. Ballard hopes to get some of that money back from FEMA.

Do you still have storm debris on your property or the street near your house? Please share your story in the comments section below.

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