City of Little Rock residents will now be able to view online which streets have had storm debris picked up by going online.
The Christmas Winter Storm Event left an estimated 22,000 tons of fallen trees and limbs. So far, more than 9,000 tons have been collected and taken to the landfill where it is being turned into mulch.
They city says residents have voiced a desire to better understand how the collection process works. For instance, some homeowners are asking why debris was picked up at some, but not all houses on a street. In those cases it's likely that the truck's capacity reached its limit and had to be driven to the landfill to be emptied. In the end, those crews will return to the street to finish collecting.
To access the maps, go to www.LittleRock.org and click on "2012 Winter Storm Update" at the bottom of the home page. From there, residents can click on which Ward map they'd like to see and can use the zoom function to locate their street.
The contractor hired to finish this huge job is Ceres Environmental. They expect to complete their first round of collections on every city street by mid-April. At that time, the second round of collections will begin. The public will be notified so residents can put out any remaining storm debris on their curbside. The contract with Ceres is for 160 days, however they anticipate finishing this project before that time is up.