Avoid a ticket as street sweeping begins in Denver

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DENVER - Street sweeping season began Friday in Denver, forcing residents to make sure their vehicles are not in the way of the street sweeper or risk getting a ticket.

In 2015, the city wrote more than 124,000 tickets to people who didn't move their vehicles on designated days, adding up to about $8 million in fines.

Street sweeping plays a critical role in water and air quality in Denver, city officials said.

Residents are asked to pay attention to the signs that indicate street sweeping days. Denver's city services number, 311, can be used to sign up for email and text alerts for the days and times sweeping is scheduled in each neighborhood.

Each ticket comes with a $50 fine.

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