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A contract with the Montana Department of Transportation for sweeping streets from late spring through the early fall months has ended, according to a spokesman for the City of Baker.

“As we progress toward winter, freezing temperatures interfere with the use of water to sweep. We have a larger number of trucks coming through hauling livestock and the dust/dirt that is picked up on unpaved roads drops in town when they slow down. This means we may not get many days of benefit from sweeping but it will help.” the announcement explained.

“We do ask that businesses and property owners sweep up and pick up what is in front of your property and dispose of it in the dumpsters. It would be great if you also swept up what is gathered in the curb. Sweeping or blowing it back into the street just moves it around - Mother Nature is just spiteful enough to bring it back with a little extra.....,” the statement said.

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