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2:23 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Little Rock Board Of Directors Voting To Hire Contractor For Winter Storm Cleanup

20,000 tons of debris remains scattered across Little Rock, left behind by the Christmas Day storm. The Little Rock Board of Directors is choosing one of 18 contractor bids tonight, in order to get the fragments cleaned up.

Assistant Public Works Director, Ronny Loe says FEMA will reimburse the city for the money spent to hire and compensate a contractor.

"The original FEMA estimate was around 22,000 tons, and as of the beginning of this week we have picked up around 6,000" says Loe.

The work was originally estimated to take about 200 days but the board is hoping the hired contractor will take fewer days to clear up the mess.