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Warmer weather means St. Paul street cleaning starts a month earlier

Street cleaning is expected to last four weeks.

Recent warmer weather means the City of St. Paul will start its street cleaning early this year.

The early snowmelt has allowed the city to start its annual spring street cleaning on Wednesday, a month earlier than usual, with the program expected to last four weeks. 

The city will clean 530 miles of residential streets.

The process is meant to remove dirt, garbage and organic debris from the streets that could make its way into the sewer system and pollute waterways.

The city will post “No Parking” signs ahead of street cleaning. Vehicles parked in these areas will be ticketed or towed.

St. Paul residents should not push leaves, grass or debris into the street. They should instead bag and dispose of it at county compost sites, use yard waste services or put out compostable yard waste bags if they use citywide garbage service. 

While the Twin Cities has become fairly familiar with spring snowstorms reaching into April in recent years, there's nothing at this time in the medium-term forecasts to suggest some snow is on the way.

In fact, the 8-14 temperature outlook from the National Weather Service has Minnesota tapped for temperatures 60% above normal for this time of year.

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