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State DOT workers picking up roadside trash in the Mohawk Valley

The project is part of a statewide Earth Day cleanup.

Posted: Apr 23, 2019 12:36 PM

UTICA, N.Y. -- New York State Department of Transportation workers across the state are working to pick up track along the side of the road.

Tuesday crews are out along Interstate 790.

While it's not construction, peoole are still advised to slow down with trucks on the side of the road.

The project is part of a statewide Earth Day cleanup.

NYS DOT Assistant Commissioner of Operations Sean Hennessey says the workers are getting their hands dirty, and picking up way too much debris on the side of the road. He says they've picked up diapers, garbage bags of trash, you name it.

“We’ve picked up tons of debris off the roadway and we just hope people pay more attention to the items they are throwing out their windows,” Hennessey said.

The cleanup, added to other cleanups around the state could turn out close to 10,000 bags of trash picked up.

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