Tuesday, April 10, 2007

It Happens Every Spring

Every Spring in South Central Alaska when the snow melts the clean up begins. Here we see Ben, an employee of the Eagle River Holiday Gas Station sweeps up the gravel that once covered the icy parking lot. South Central streets and parking lots are now covered with dust and gravel and the next few weeks will be a massive cleanup from individual businesses, homes, and the Municipality of Anchorage. In order to keep the air quality high, the only thing people can do is sweep by hand or use street cleaners, hosing the gravel down first to keep the dust from getting airborne. Leaf blowers and air compressors are illegal for cleaning the gravel and Anchorage Police are out in force writing tickets for people who do not follow the rules during cleanup time.

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