Cedar Rapids Leaf Vacuum Program Ending Thursday

By Rick Smith, Reporter

City of Cedar Rapids workers vacuum leaves lining the edge of a lawn along Northwood Dr. NE on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, in northeast Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (SourceMedia Group News/Jim Slosiarek)

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By Richard Pratt

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- A forecast of cold temperatures is prompting the city to end its leaf vacuum program at the end of the workday on Thursday.

City crews will work to make a final leaf pickup across the city by then. The program will resume in April.

Residents can place leaves in their city-issued Yardy carts all year long.

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