Prattville Debris Removal Process Nears End

PRATTVILLE, AL (WSFA) -- Just ten days after the storms that dropped an EF-3 tornado on the city of Prattville, officials say the clean up process is nearly complete.

More than two dozen dump trucks rolled into the city Thursday morning from the Alabama Department of Transportation and from other local governments, like Montgomery and Jefferson County.

With the extra manpower, the debris removal process was expected to wrap up as early as Friday.

"There's a lot of litter to be picked up, but these gentlemen will get it done and put Prattville like it used to be," said state transportation director Joe McInnes.

"This is a large effort to remove a lot of debris, to make sure our citizens yards and their lives are being cleaned up," agreed Prattville Mayor Jim Byard.

The clean-up was expected to take as long as six weeks. It hasn't been quite two weeks since the tornado hit.

Reporter: Mark Bullock