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City street teams begin picking up leaves


The City of Elkhart and South Bend were helping residents with their spring cleaning on Monday.

Leaves from hundreds of area homes were picked up and swiftly taken away by city workers. 

Most of the leaves were gathered in the fall according to Todd Smith who works for the Elkhart Street Department.

"I'd say we've gotten about 99% of the leaves. This stuff has been in the bushes or some of the stubborn trees that haven't let the stuff go in the winter time," Smith said.

South Bend workers were much busier on Monday, and according to John Davis, Street Department Superintendent, they are getting a lot of positive feedback.

"Everybody seems to appreciate it because believe it or not there are a lot of leaves left when the weather breaks. People are starting to get out and rakes their yards, so we try and help them out a little bit," Davis said.

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