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Leaf collection begins Nov. 11

Leaf collection in Winchester will begin Monday, Nov. 11.

City residents should rake leaves to the utility strips in from of their homes, but not into the street since that could clog storm drains.

Residents are asked not to leave cars parked on the street in front of or behind leave piles, as Public Works will not be able to get to those piles for pick up.

Public Works will not pick up piles of leaves that have tree limbs or other foreign debris.

Collection efforts will begin with three units in operation, however no set days have been designated for specific streets.

One unit will begin on the west side, another on the south and southeast sides and the third will work on the north and northwest side of town.

Crews will make complete passed through the city, weather permitting and barring any equipment failures until all leaves have been collected.

Patrick Clark, director of Public Works, said crews will not deviate from the assigned routes and will not backtrack.

For more information, call 744-3253.