Bid adieu to your friendly neighborhood sweeper/undercover spy—it’s winter now, according to the Department of Public Works (DPW). Linda Grant, a DPW spokesperson, confirms that street sweeping ends today, and won’t resume again until the spring. She says, “It’s a little colder this year, and the machine’s spray can ice over the streets and cause accidents….There are also lots of leaves on the ground, so we want to focus on leaf collection.” So stop looking over your shoulder for Sweepercams! Park where you want to park! And, seriously, go frolic in some pretty orange leaves before DPW carts them away!

Photo by Wayan Vota, Creative Commons Attribution License

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