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Raleigh Starts Leaf PickUp

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RALEIGH — As the days advance, red, orange and goldautumn leaves are drifting down on lawns and sidewalks. So once again, thesound of the leaf blower is heard in the land -- and so is the scratch ofrakes.

The city of Raleigh is ready to help out -- it begins the seasonalleaf collection programtoday.

Crews will begin collections on the east side of Atlantic Avenue and coverthe city in a clockwise direction.

Residents are asked to rake leaves to the curb and not to pileleaves in the street or along the gutter.