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With snow on Halloween, leaf cleanup in Green Bay is a race against Mother Nature

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With snow on Halloween, leaf cleanup in Green Bay is a race against Mother Nature
With snow on Halloween, leaf cleanup in Green Bay is a race against Mother Nature

It's tough to rake your leaves into a pile for collection when the leaves aren't ready to fall.

On top of that, many people in Northeast Wisconsin now have a base of snow sitting on top of what did come down.

PILES WILLDISAPPEAR BEFOREWINTER...PICK A BLOCK... ANYBLOCK... ACROSSGREEN BAY... AND IT'SA BIT SCARY OUTTHERE... NOT JUSTBECAUSE OF THEHALLOWEENDECORATIONS.... BUTBECAUSE IT SEEMSLIKE WINTER...ANITA JHNKE, GREENBAY"IM NOT LOOKINGFORWARD TO IT."HAS PULLED A FASTONE US.... IN THEMIDDLE OF FALL....ANITA JHNKE, GREENBAY"WELL WE'RE TRYINGTO DO SOME YARDWORK TODAY.

SO WEDID RAKE THE LEAVESINTO A PILE OF SNOWAND LEAVES."THROUGHOUTTOWN.... THE PILESARE BUILDING UP...AND CITY CREWS AREWORKING EXTRAHOURS TO GET THEMTAKEN CARE OF... BUTLOOK AT THE TREES....ARE THEY READY?ANITA JHNKE, GREENBAY"NOT EVEN CLOSE...NOT EVEN CLOSE.."BECAUSE OF THECROSS OVER INSEASONS... THATCAME A BIT EARLY....PUBLIC WORKSCREWS AREFOCUSING MOST OFTHEIR EFFORT RIGHTNOW... ON LEAFPICKUP... THAT IS...UNITL WE GET SOMECONSISTENT... SNOWYWEATHER...STEVE GRENIER,GREEN BAY DIR.

OFPUBLIC WORKS"ONCE WE MAKE THATCONVERSION TOWINTER OPERATIONSIT'S KINDA HARD TOCONVERT BACKBECAUSE WE USE ALOT OF THE SAMEEQUIPMENT FOR LEAFCOLLECTION THAT WEUSE FOR SNOWPLOWING ESPECIALLYTHE TRUCKS."RIGHT NOW THECITY'S PLAN IS TOCONTINUE FOCUSINGON THESE SLOWGROWING PILES...UNTIL ABOUTTHANKSGIVING... BUTIF THEY THEY'REFORCED TO TAKECARE OF SNOWINSTEAD... YOU MIGHTJUST HAVE A NEWCURBSIDENEIGHBOR... FOR THENEXT SIX MONTHS...STEVE GRENIER,GREEN BAY DIR.

OFPUBLIC WORKS"IT'S A WET, SQUISHY,PARTIALLYDECOMPOSING PILEOF LEAF MATTER."ANITA JHNKE, GREENBAY"IT GOES IN THESEWER, IT GOES ONTHE SIDEWALKS IT'SALL MUSH, AND ITWILL KILL YOURGRASS."BUT LIKE THE SAYINGGOES... YOU CAN'TFIGHT THE WEATHER...AND WHILE MANY OFUS ARE ENJOYING THEEXTRA COLORS...ONCE AGAIN.... TIMESEEMS TO BEGETTING AWAY FROMUS...ANITA JHNKE, GREENBAY"I THOUGHT WE HADAT LEAST ANOTHERWEEK BEFORESNOW."

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