Melted snow allows for street-sweeping program to resume in Reading

Melted snow allows for street-sweeping program to resume

READING, Pa. - It's a sure sign that spring is just around the corner.

With much of this winter's snow now gone from the streets of Reading, the city resumed its street-sweeping program Tuesday morning.

69 News caught up with one of the city's large sweepers as it made its way along North 10th Street.

"Now that the snow has melted, residual debris can now be easily seen on city streets," said Mayor Vaughn Spencer, D-Reading. "It is important to do our best to keep our streets clean and debris-free."

The trucks follow a schedule, which is posted on signs along city streets that are part of the permanent route.

Streets that are not part of the city's permanent route will be posted with a temporary sign at least 12 hours before the sweeper moves through, according to the city's website.

The sweepers are accompanied by parking enforcement officers, and people who do not move their cars off the street according to the program's schedule will receive a $35 ticket.

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