Spring cleaning efforts delayed by lack of spring weather

The snow  has about disappeared from Grand Forks, but cleaning up the layer of trash and sand revealed by its absence has been delayed by cold weather.

It will take the efforts of city crews and volunteers to tackle the litter in the annual spring cleanup — a project that could last until the end of May.

Last year at this time, temperatures had already spiked into the 70s by St. Patrick’s Day, allowing for an early cleanup.This year seems to be the opposite with below-average temperatures delaying the three-to-four-week cleaning process from kicking into high gear.

To read more about what exactly is being hindered, click here.

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