Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Management ask boaters to avoid waterways due to unsafe conditions

Zoey Fields

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office and Emergency Management are asking boaters to avoid all county waterways due to debris in the water from Tropical Storm Nicole, making it unsafe for boating.

“We don’t want anyone to get hurt,” Sheriff Michelle Cook said. “The Clay County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit is out in the water cleaning any debris they find to allow for safe boating as soon as possible.”
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit is out in the water cleaning any debris in waterways from Nicole.Clay County Sheriff's Office

Nicole has been moving north into Georgia at wind speeds of approximately 12 miles per hour since 4 p.m. Thursday, according to the National Hurricane Center.

A 50 percent chance of rain in Clay County is likely throughout the day Friday, and a 10 percent chance into the nighttime hours, The Weather Channel reported.

Trash pickup was delayed Thursday, and crews are picking up those routes today, Clay County Communications Director Laura Christmas said.

“If you have yard waste put it out now. We will be picking it up Friday and Saturday, and we have a plan for claw trucks to pick up any remaining yard waste next week,” she said.

Residents can also take yard waste to Rosemary Hill Solid Waste Management Facility from Nov. 11 through Nov. 21 free of charge, located at 3545 Rosemary Hill Road, Green Cove Springs.

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