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City: Dibs done, so get your junk out of street

Updated: March 17, 2011 12:29AM

It’s time to remove those plastic chairs from the parking spot you so painstakingly shovelled out, city officials warned Tuesday as they called time on ‘dibs’ — for now, at least.

Nearly two weeks after the Groundhog Day blizzard dumped more than 20 inches of snow on the city, Streets and Sanitation Department workers will begin removing any cones, furniture or other items left in the street to save parking spaces, the city announced.

Thanking residents for their “patience and co-operation,” in tackling the huge snowfall, the city’s statement said the warmer temperatures that have melted much of the snow are forecast to continue throughout the week.

“Given this extended period of warmer weather, we are asking residents who have placed items in the street to save parking spaces to please begin removing those items — as snow melts, these remaining items add clutter to the public way,” the statement says.

-Kim Janssen

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