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June 3, 2004

Albany - The most recent rain, means puddles and also more mosquitoes.

Dougherty County Public Works employees are spraying the Albany downtown area to keep pesky insects away from the Riverfront Park grand opening crowd.

The event lasts all weekend and is expected to bring in a crowd day and night. Public Works employee,  Donell Mathis, says, "We'll come out and spray this whole area that people will be comfortable when people come down to enjoy the turtle park throughout this weekend."

Mosquitoes can carry the West Nile virus. Health experts urge you to pour out standing water, get rid of old tires and wear long sleeves when working outside.

Don't forget to bring bug spray if you plan on going to the grand opening celebrations.

It begins Friday and ends Sunday.

posted at 6:32PM by kathryn.simmons@walb.com