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After we had so much snowfall, the city streets are covered in sand. Is the city planning a street cleaning to sweep it up? It’s quite slippery and hazardous at intersections.

The city operates three street sweepers year-round — each and every weekday, as long as the temperature is above freezing, there’s no snow on the ground and it’s not raining, said Megan Gilliland, communications manager for the city of Lawrence. Street sweepers have been working their way around Lawrence and eventually will make trips throughout the city during the course of the year, she said. The machines operate at a top speed of 5 mph, “so the process is slow but continual,” Gilliland said.

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