Putnam County continues to dig out for the February Ice Storm Damage. County Executive Randy Porter says cleanup crews have been working in the eastern end of the county, which was hardest hit.
"We have about 13 to 14 crews working every day, daylight to dark, picking up the debris and cutting the leaning trees and hanging trees," Porter said. "We just want everyone to know, if you have debris still in your yards, please get it cleaned up and out to the right-of-way, next to the road so that we can pick it up."
Porter says residents may check the putnamcountytn.gov website and FaceBook pages where a list of roads and schedules for pick will be posted, or you may cal 646-"INFO" for more information.
Putnam County Emergency Management Agency Director Tyler Smith urges residents to exercise safety precautions while cleaning up debris.
"We want folks to watch about putting it next to gas lines or meters or electrical boxes," Smith said. "With power lines -- it's not always the case that you can keep the from getting under power lines -- but there are large trucks that will be coming in and they just need to be cautious where they're going to be putting this brush."
Smith expects the cleanup to be at least a 60-day process, so he's asking the people be patient as crews maker their way from east to west across the county.