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Cleanup postponed

Published 12:48pm Sunday, January 29, 2012

Work to clean tornado debris out of the Sandy Creek area of Lake Martin should begin next week, officials with the Alabama Emergency Management Agency said Thursday.

Cleanup of the debris – which became evident after the winter drawdown – was scheduled to begin last Monday but was postponed due to weather conditions.

“The plan is to try to resume next week. That’s the game plan,” said Yasamie August, AEMA public relations officer.

As previously reported, various agencies will be working together to remove the estimated 100 cubic yards of debris from the affected area of the lake, beginning with the state’s Department of Corrections.

Officials say the cleanup should not take more than two weeks from start to finish, barring any inclement weather.

At the latest, all removal will be completed before lake levels are restored March 1.