Winter storm Benji may be long gone, but its aftereffects are still being felt in one of the storm's hardest-hit metro counties.
Cobb County DOT crews are only halfway through their cleanup efforts, the department said Friday.
Crews will pause briefly for the Christmas break, then resume clearing debris left behind by the record-breaking snowfall earlier this month. Crews were working all corners of the county Friday, nearing the halfway point in dealing with cases of reported damage.
DOT crews had a list of nearly 170 locations that needed debris cleared off county right-of-way, and will have around 80 cleaned up by the end of the day. Crews expect to continue to work on debris removal through the first few weeks of 2018.
Many locations in the county measured 12 inches of wet, heavy snow that caused trees to snap and power lines to come down.
Cobb crews can only clear debris from damage that happened on or impacted county right-of-way.