PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Public Works crews are hitting the roads in greater Port Charlotte Wednesday to begin picking up storm debris from Hurricane Irma.
Workers have been collecting storm debris in areas west of the Myakka River since September 18, but are now expanding to arterial roads around Port Charlotte.
Drivers may experience intermittent, slow moving traffic and/or temporary delays. The Public Works Department reminds motorists to remain alert at all times and to exercise caution when traveling in the vicinity of workers.
Officials urge residents to place storm-related debris at the curb away from regular household garbage and recycling. Do not place storm debris/vegetation in bags or near storm drains, fences, fire hydrants, mailboxes, poles, transformers, downed wires, water meters, vehicles or close to overhead wires.
Do not mix household garbage, recycling and storm debris/vegetation.