- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

GONZALES, La. (AP) - Officials says the trucks that scoured unincorporated Ascension Parish in May for debris from severe storms that tore through south and central Louisiana collected 6,000 to 10,000 cubic yards of material.

The estimated total volume of limbs, leaves and other debris would be enough to cover 4 to 6 acres of land with debris 1 foot deep.

Chief Administrative Officer Ken Dawson tells The Advocate (http://bit.ly/1ERLNpt) the total is probably right within range of what officials expected when they authorized parish contractor DRC Emergency Services to pick up the debris.

Dawson says DRC brought in six grapple trucks, each with capacity of 100 to 150 cubic yards per load, and the trucks crisscrossed the parish for more than a week collecting debris left at the curb.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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