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In preparation for winter, the City will begin its annual fall cleanup of City streets on Sunday, October 21, 2012, weather permitting and will target areas of Winnipeg where the accumulation of leaves is particularly heavy. The street cleanup is expected to take two weeks to complete.

Temporary “No Parking” signs will be placed in areas where parked vehicles pose a problem to sweeping. Motorists are asked to watch for these signs, and to avoid parking in that area during the times indicated. Otherwise, the vehicle may be ticketed and towed.

Residents are reminded not to rake leaves onto streets at curbside as large accumulations can plug sewer inlets, which can lead to water ponding on streets and necessitate costly sewer cleaning. [WINNIPEG.CA]