Lynchburg's 'Mt. Brushmore' Shows True Impact of June's Derecho

Two employees from BDI stand in front of the brush pile putting its size in perspective.

Lynchburg, VA - Lynchburg has found a company to get rid of all that brush from the derecho and for a lot less money than the city expected.

The brush pile stands several stories high and stored at Beasley Disposal Inc. on Mayflower Drive. There are actually several brust piles made by the derecho cleanup. The highest pile stands out the most, being nicknamed "Mt. Brushmore."

A South Carolina company won the bid to haul it all off for a $340,000 price tag, which is far lower than the highest bid at $3 million.

"It's very exciting to me at this point to award the contract for the grinding and disposal and hopefully, the recycling of the material," said Dave Owen with Lynchburg City Public Works.

The derecho blew through June 29. Public Works spent months cleaning up debris from the storm. They just stopped collecting only a month ago.