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Street sweepers to roll Monday


Many area bridges still have a lot of sand on them after this week's winter storm.   Albany and Dougherty County public works officials want you to know their street sweepers will be on the roads Monday cleaning them up.     

Public Works officials are letting that sand dry after it absorbed ice and snow.  Crews spread tons of sand and salt on bridges Tuesday night, all day Wednesday, and Thursday morning.      

Most of the sand is now against the curbs of the bridges, and officials say it needs to be cleaned off.   So we don't have problems with motorcycles and other issues. 

"I would ask folks to use caution again when they see those street sweepers out there.  We'll try to have APD out there with us.  But it's going to take a little time to clean those bridges up after working all night to get them sanded," said Albany Public Works Director Phil Roberson.         

Albany has one of the largest fleets of street sweepers in Georgia.      

They will be working in the city and county Monday, and officials urge drivers to slow down around them.


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