Raleigh, N.C. – Waste Industries USA Inc. has released a statement saying the impact of the ice storm in the Raleigh area last week will not affect fourth quarter earnings. The company had trucks on the road collecting garbage at hospitals and dormitories. Homes located on impassable roads because of felled power lines or trees were serviced the following day. The ice storm pulverized most of North Carolina Dec. 4 and 5. Many residents, who were without power, compared the effects of the storm to the aftermath of recent hurricanes. One resident told
the storm was like "Fran with ice."