For Hurricane Ian, the Monroe County Fleet Department had the mission of opening up the roads near the beach area in Key West so residents could have more accessibility. Sand, seaweed, and roadblocks were pushed far from the beach. They completed the task in a few hours.
Wet sand weighs approximately 3,400 pounds per one cubic yard. One Monroe County dump truck has a capacity of approximately 18 yards. That equates to 61,200 pounds per truckload. The Fleet team removed about 367,200 pounds or 183.6 tons of wet sand from South Roosevelt and Bertha Street.
Fleet also removed seaweed, debris, and boulders, and replaced the concrete barricades to their original spots.
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