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Cleanup on track for holiday completion

Published 6:37pm Friday, June 24, 2011

Cleanup of the debris scattered throughout Lake Martin by the April 27 tornadoes has been ongoing for two weeks, and officials say the process is right on schedule.

A spokesperson for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which was commissioned to the project in early May, said workers have not encountered any problems during cleanup efforts.

“It’s gone exactly as planned,” said Sara Corbett, public affairs specialist for the Corps. “As of (Wednesday), workers have removed approximately 4,600 cubic yards of debris.”

As reported in a previous article, Wes Trammell, waterway debris removal mission manager for the Corps, said the majority of the rubble removal should be complete by the Fourth of July weekend. Corbett said that goal has not changed.

“We should be substantially completed by July 4,” Corbett said. “We just ask people to use caution all around the lake and to stay at least 200 feet away from working vessels.”