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Winnipeg’s Spring Cleanup Beginning Sunday Night

April 14, 2016 9:18 AM | News

Street Sweeper

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All that winter debris that’s been sitting on Winnipeg streets will finally be swept up beginning on Sunday night.

The city’s annual spring cleanup operation will begin at 10 p.m. and include the entire street network, including back lanes over the next five to six weeks.

“Each year city crews clean up more than 45,000 tonnes of sand and debris from streets that has accumulated over the winter months,” said Jim Berezowsky, manager of streets maintenance.

“Motorists and pedestrians are reminded to stay back and stay safe from trucks and heavy equipment that will be working in the coming weeks.”

The spring cleanup operation involves over 300 pieces of equipment and approximately 500 staff, including both city and contractor personnel.

Temporary “no parking” signs will be up on some streets during scheduled cleaning times. Those vehicles remaining could risk a ticket or a tow.

The cleanup will cost $6 million.