Vacuum Leaf Collection Program Temporarily Suspended in Preparation for Snow Removal

The city is temporarily suspending vacuum leaf collection as of 7:00 a.m. Thursday, January 28, 2010 due to weather advisories indicating the city may experience a winter storm with an accumulation of snow. The same equipment is used for both leaf collection and snow removal. Thursday morning, workers will begin the process of putting spreaders and snow plows on the machinery in preparation for the inclement weather.

Due to heavy rains and the snowstorm that blanketed the city in December, vacuum leaf collection is currently five weeks behind schedule. Several areas have not been completed: Maymont, Bellemeade, Worthington Farms and Brookbury. The Church Hill area is approximately 90% complete and Westover Hills is 50% complete.

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