Coronavirus: Burlington not towing in Operation Clean Sweep, but asks you move car

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Burlington is enforcing Operation Clean Sweep a little differently in 2020. But it’s still asking you to move your vehicle.

The annual event, scheduled to begin April 29, is a time for the city to remove debris and sediment collecting on streets. This effort helps preserve the health of Lake Champlain, clear roads and protect infrastructure, according to a news release dated April 23.

The city is adjusting its protocol during this year’s event in light of COVID-19, the official name of the disease related to the coronavirus that first started to affect people at the end of 2019.

“Due to the ongoing response to COVID-19, the City will not be ticketing or towing, but the community is still required to move cars off the road so that sweeping can be done as effectively as possible,” the release stated. “Public Works will be sweeping between 10PM-7AM and asks that you move your cars off the street, to another zone if nearby or a City garage (currently free).”

You can check the city’s website for a map outlining when each street gets cleaned. Areas cleaned each day are as follows:

  • April 29: New North End (east-side).
  • April 30: New North End (west-side).
  • May 3: Downtown.
  • May 4: Old North End.
  • May 5: Hill section. 
  • May 6: University area. 
  • May 7: South End. 

You can get free parking in the city-owned garages, including Lakeview, Marketplace and College Street. 

Contact Maleeha Syed at mzsyed@freepressmedia.com or 802-495-6595. Follow her on Twitter @MaleehaSyed89

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