A winter storm in the southeastern United States caused severe icing conditions in eastern Kentucky. Carter, Elliott, Lawrence and Boyd counties, produced crippling ice and subsequent flooding that caused extensive tree and infrastructure (electrical and road) damage.
Upon contract award; SDR immediately went to work. Initial operations briefings, safety meetings and truck certifications were conducted. SDR organized crews into zones and went to work removing hazards caused by the winter storm.
SDR’s Project Manager and Superintendents provided an organizational, quality control and safety structure that worked to serve each County throughout the disaster recovery period. SDR put over 65 crews to work in Eastern KY, hauled and processed 641,800 CY of debris and removed over 24,000 dangerous leaning trees or hangers.
Challenging aspects included narrow, hilly roadways requiring careful Maintenance of traffic planning and execution; in at least one county, extensive flooding caused many roads to be compromised requiring detailed operational planning for trucking operations.
Throughout this debris collection and disposal project, SDR utilized:
60 Bucket Trucks
86 Self Loader/Doubles
40 Dump Trailers
10 Track Hoes
9 80-100 CYD Dump Trailers