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No timetable from city as July 19 storm debris litters Forest Hill

Posted at 6:36 PM, Aug 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-11 18:37:53-04

RICHMOND, Va. --  Homeowners are still waiting for storm debris to be picked up by the City of Richmond after nearly a month after a storm on July 19 ripped through parts of South Richmond,.

Stephen Stanfield

Stephen Stanfield

"After the storm, they never showed up and still haven't showed up and we still have all the yard debris in the front yard," Stephen Stanfield said.

On Thursday, WTVR CBS 6 found street after street with debris everywhere near the Forest Hill area. Neighbors said it's becoming an eyesore for the area.

We reached out to the Department of Public works to ask about residents' concerns.

DPW Spokeswoman Sharon North wasn't available for an on camera interview, but said there are several areas throughout the city that they are still working on to remove the debris.

Storm debris in Forest Hill.

Storm debris in Forest Hill.

North said crews are working quickly and diligently to get every area, but couldn't get an exact time as to when they expect to have everything cleaned up.

"I can understand money issues and things like that, but it's really ugly to look at everyday," said Stanfield.

Bon Air in Chesterfield County was also hit the same evening.

A VDOT Spokeswoman said crews worked 24/7 after the storm and everything was cleaned up within a day or two.

Now, neighbors in Richmond hope the city can speed up their process.

Storm debris in Forest Hill.

Storm debris in Forest Hill.

"I would think that given this was the hardest hit area in the city, they would have been a bit quicker to get here," said one neighbor.